Monday, June 01, 2009
Dwight Howard & Adidas Should Create Puppet Master Ad to Mock Nike MVPs
Orlando Magic All-Star Dwight Howard already has several nicknames, including Superman and Black Magic. Now, he should be known as the Puppet Master .
Howard has the perfect marketing opportunity awaiting him, if Adidas decides to take a sharp jab at Nike. His 40-point contribution in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals knocked Cleveland out of the playoffs, removing the chance for a Kobe Bryant vs.LeBron James matchup.
James' earlier than expected departure surely disappointed the marketing heads at Nike, who created an ad series titled: MVPs: Most Valuable Puppets, featuring puppet versions of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
Virtually every NBA fan outside of the greater Orlando area craved a Lakers vs. Cavs pairing,but to the delight of Adidas and the dismay of ABC and Nike, the Orlando Magic spoiled those plans. The best way to shove it Nike's face would be a counter ad featuring Dwight Howard as the Puppet Master. We know Dwight is always looking for creative ways to market himself, such as the Black Magic alias Howard chose from fan suggestions via Twitter.
By Matt O'Hern at 12:07 PM
(11) Thoughts on Dwight Howard & Adidas Should Create Puppet Master Ad to Mock Nike MVPs
Lebron is becoming the spoiled brat the league and the media have allowed him to be. I think he has a sense of entitlement about winning. He whines about every call. He is allowed to lower his shoulder and commit offensive fouls. He is compared to Michael Jordan and Hasn't even won one title and MJ won 6. He kind of reminds me of Allen Iverson, a one man show.
Comments by Matt Stallbaum : Monday, June 01, 2009 at 12:35 PM
i like Dwight more than Lebron, hehe. This guy brings joyful games. Remember his big smiles
Comments by google : Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 02:58 AM
i love lebron, that stupid smile sucks. Your good luck!<a href="www.google.com">google</a> it, lebron has more pages
Comments by Lebron Super : Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 03:00 AM
How old was Jordan when he won his first title?
Yea, that's what I thought.
Comments by Emanon : Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 08:07 AM
"How old was Jordan when he won his first title? "
How old was LeBron when he came into the league?
Yea that's what I thought.
Comments by Mike G : Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 11:49 AM
how old was kobe when he won his first title...kobe better than lebrat all the way
Comments by chris : Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 03:10 PM
love him or hate him...kobe is an awsome basketball player...you can not say he sucks.who is this lebron guy that some people are talking about?
Comments by curtis : Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 08:50 PM
Come join our brand new facebook group...
"Hey Nike, it's time for a Dwight Howard puppet!"
Spammers and mean people will be blocked but otherwise it's an open forum.
Comments by sarah : Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 02:59 PM
Folks need to stop whining. Why would Nike have a puppet of Dwight Howard if Howard's company is Adidas? Dummy Dwight shouldn't be mad at Nike for being great at promoting its stars, Dwight should save his scorn for his stupid shoe company which seems unwilling and/or unable to market him. And those who thought that Nike was slighting all the other players need to get a life. Nike has the two most recent MVPs and the two guys considered to currently be the best players in the game. These two men led their teams to the best records during the regular season. And both play a brand of bball that excites people. Nike would be crazy NOT to market those guys.
Comments by NHK : Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 07:13 PM
Hey, Chris, Kobe would still be without a ring today if Shaq didn't play Batman to his Robin. LeBron had to carry his team early in his career without having all-time great teammate.
Comments by NHK : Thursday, June 04, 2009 at 07:16 PM
If you look real close in the mirror on the commercial, Dwight Howard is operating the Nike puppets. He's the only one they could find that could master the puppets to make them look like they are playing basketball.
Comments by NBA Fan : Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 09:56 AM
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