MVPuppets – Kobe re-enacts his jump over an Aston Martin

I really liked this campaign. Let’s see what happens now, since LeBron couldn’t get the Cavs to the Finals.

I also wonder why Adidas doesn’t make anything related to Dwight Howard. Superman, the biggest smile on the NBA and so on… seems like such a fertile territory to create something for. PLUS he just carried the Magic into the Finals… what more does the man need to do to get some nice ad campaign going for him?

Kobe Doin’ Work


So I used my spare holiday time to watch Spike Lee’s Kobe Doin Work, that I had recorded a couple weeks back on my dvr. Gotta say I was pretty bored halfway thru it. It’s pretty much Kobe all the time (I guess we could expect that), but I don’t think there was anything insightful about it. At least not anything that we didn’t know about Kobe. I was also really looking forward for the locker room footage, but it all came down to Phil Jackson trying to say something and Kobe trying to interrupt him. The one cool thing about the film, was the various angles covered by Spike’s cameras, like in the huddle for example. Anyways, as long as LA beat Denver tonite (with Kobe maybe dropping 40 or 50 on them) it’s all good. GO LAKERS!

Kobe IV: Hi-Tops vs. Lo-Tops


Hi-tops protect your ankle more, providing more support and consequentially less probability of having a rolled ankle. That’s what most people think, specially while playing basketball. Kobe just unveiled his new signature shoe, and is out to prove that lo-tops are just as fine. The shoes are actually more like a mid-top, kinda like what Arenas and Nash were using, but none of them really carry the same cache that Bryant has. In my humble opinion, I don’t really see or feel any difference. If so, soccer players (and players of any other sport really) would use hi-tops. What do you think?

Tênis de cano alto protegem seu tornozelo, evitando que você torça ele. Isso é o que vários jogadores de basquete, e técnicos e não sei quem mais pensam. Kobe acabou de lançar hoje seu mais novo tênis pela Nike, e adivinhem: o tênis é de cano baixo. Na verdade, se você olhar as fotos, ele parece mais com um cano médio do que um cano baixo. E alguns outros atletas na NBA já usavam tênis de cano “baixo”, como Gil Arenas e Steve Nash. Porém nenhum deles é um atleta admirado mundialmente (vide o lançamento do novo tênis ter sido feito online). Na minha humilde opinião, o cano não faz nenhuma diferença. Se fizesse, jogadores de futebol, ou vôlei ou qualquer outro esporte usaria o cano alto sempre (imagina uma chuteira de cano alto…). O que vocês pensam?