(If you missed the Tom Brady Week of Greatness commercial don't worry you can check it out here. tom-brady-mocks-deflategate-in-foot-locker-ad.html)
With their "Week of Greatness" campaign Foot Locker has been churning out some commercials at athlete's success and I for one love it.....I don't know if you noticed yet but I'm a big self-deprecating humor guy. Just read basically any blog I've written since February.
In this commercial the actors ask Me7o if he's been to the Week of Greatness yet and he answers "not, yet but I plan on it" clearly poking fun at the fact that despite being one of the better players in the NBA over his 14 year career Carmelo has not won a championship, or even made it to the NBA Finals. Love that Melo is on the joke that his window to win a ring is basically glued shut unless he leave the Knicks.
Sure he's won a National Championship at Syracuse and has 3 Olympic Gold Medals which don't get me wrong is impressive. But nobody really cares about that when talking about greatness NBA players. Whether if it's fair or not rings are what everybody cares about. People joke about how Melo is the "Greatest Basketball Olympian Ever" because of his 3 golds when in the grand scheme of basketball legacies that doesn't matter at all.
I loved the Tom Brady commercial and how it made fun of Deflategate but tbh I think this one was way better because it went wayyyy harder at Carmelo's short comings than Brady's. Say whatever you want about Brady, you can think he's a cheater if you want. You're wrong but if you want to you can. But you can't take away from the fact that he has 4 Super Bowl rings and when it's all said and done will hold every major NFL passing record. At the of the end he can laugh his way all the way back to his mansion with a super model wife and almost every accomplishment a QB can achieve.
Melo on the other hand is just a guy who puts up a ton of points on terrible teams. He'll go down as one of the best scorers who couldn't really do anything else. Like win. But hey at least he was a part of USA super teams in the Olympics who are basically the equivalent of high school seniors playing pick up against kindergarteners. That matters right?
Everybody just #StayMe7o