You may have already seen it, but Kevin Durant has a new NBA “Where Amazing Happens” commercial that’s going to be on your TV Christmas day. The concept is simple: Some old dude is telling a circa 2005 high school KD what his future will look like. He tells KD that he’ll be playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder (who obviously didn’t even exist at the time) and with Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka (who nobody knew existed at the time).
(Am I the only one that saw it a little weird that it was Westbrook and Ibaka as the two players mentioned instead of Westbrook and Jeff Green? Green’s kind of part three of the supposed Big 3 in OKC, except he wasn’t mentioned. My theory: Maybe the commercial makers want the ad to have a long shelf life and they’re worried about Green’s future in OKC. I’m definitely reading way too much into this.)
The commercial is about as outstanding as you might imagine. The editing makes it look like it’s totally happening the way it seems. If you’re like me, you’re going to watch this video 10-15 times and then look forward to Saturday because you can’t wait to see it on TV. I’m sort of pathetic like that.