Who decided to put David Blaine in these horrendous new ads for the NBA playoffs? If you were lucky enough to miss them- they have uber-geek/magician Blaine explaining great NBA plays through completely unrelated, superimposed magic tricks. Entirely nonsensical, they cant be entertaining to anyone that actually watches pro basketball. No one outside of the geek/dweeb/spaz realm would be entertained by this garbage. Not only that, but while delivering the ads, Blaine appears to have as much enthusiasm and charisma as Tim Duncan. Is this supposed to get fans riled up for a Warriors-Jazz playoff series??
Perhaps the NBA is trying to recreate the success and charm of the Don Cheadle NFL playoff ads. The only problem is that Don Cheadle is an award-winning actor; David Blaine is a douche bag who has become famous for putting a lot of time, thought, and effort into feats of stupidity that nobody else would waste their mind or body on. Are there not enough hot chicks at NBA games to tell us that the action is "FAN-tastic"? If this is another attempt by David Stern to change the NBA's thug image- I think we need to draw the line somewhere.