With the NBA Lockout Looming, This is All We Have

By Kiran Aditham 

Basically, it comes down to next Monday’s meeting between the NBAPA, the owners and commish David Stern (yes, it seems these meetings are proving to be increasingly useless) to see whether an actual season will happen, so, in the meantime, why don’t you NBA fans and gamers take solace with this spot for NBA2K12 from 72andSunny. Basically, it’s a follow-up to Jordan’s “Kiss my rings, biyatch” spot and asks fans, whether they be celebs like Drake and the dork from Dodgeball or your average joe, to profess what they think is the greatest NBA team ever. What say you, audience? Damn, this impending lockout irks us. Credits after the jump and, thanks to a tipster’s heads up, a Samuel L. Jackson-starring Nike spot that aired during the last NBA lockout in 1998.

Chief Creative Officer/Partner: Glenn Cole
Creative Director/Writer: Tim Wolfe
Creative Director/Designer: Peter Novosel
Writer: Mike Van Linda
Senior Designer: Peter Vattanatham
Junior Writer: Jack Jensen
Designer: Rob Anton
Brand Director: Matt Rohmer
Brand Manager: Thomas Martin
Strategist: Mike Jacobson
Print Producer: Natalie Flemming
Senior Film Producer: Kristine Ling
Director of Business Affairs: Jessica Reznick
Business Affairs Manager: Emma Bojov
Director of Interactive Production: Rebekah Jefferis
Interactive Producer: Matt Marty
Senior Developer: Julian Paez

Production Company: Caviar
Director: Nick Jasenovec
DP (LA): Jay Hunter
DP (Chicago/SF): Cory Clay
Executive Producer: Michael Sagol, Jasper Thomlinson
Line Producer: Christine Brown

Editorial Company: The Whitehouse Post
Executive Producer: Sue Dawson
Producer: Joanna Manning
Editor: Heidi Black
Assistant Editor: Brandon Porter

Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld at Company 3

VFX/Online: Tim Rudgard, Shauna Prescott at Chemical Effects

SFX/Mix: Rohan Young, Joel Waters at Lime Studios