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Nowitzki’s immortal one-legged fadeaway focus of new NBA Playoffs ad (VIDEO)

May 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

There are not a lot of iconic shots unique to players in the NBA. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Skyhook comes to mind.

So does Dirk Nowitzki and the one-legged fadeaway jumper — a shot that gets big time treatment in the latest NBA playoff ad. You’ll see a lot of this one on your television during the conference finals, but we’re bringing you the preview courtesy the NBA.

The clock one is the best. I want that clock.

  1. andrewproughcfe - May 17, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Beautiful – Right over the top of Bosh. Where’s Lebron in the picture? Oh – it must have been the fourth quarter – he had already gone into “invisible mode”.

    Texas is always, always better than Florida.

  2. azarkhan - May 17, 2013 at 1:01 PM

    Chris Webber nearly lost it when Stephen Curry connected on a one-legged jumper against the Spurs, and of course Kevin Durant has also taken them. Nowitzki’s accuracy is uncanny, especially for a 7 footer.

  3. glink123 - May 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    “Kurt loves the clock”.

  4. kb2408 - May 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    That shot is flat out unstoppable. I’m LAKERS through and through but Dirk is one player I was really happy to see get a ring.

  5. circuscivics - May 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    That shot was actually first “patented” by Patrick Ewing

  6. pistolpete0903 - May 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Must say that the shot is aesthetically ugly, but Dirk makes it look pretty.
    Put Duncan and his patent bank shot right along with Kareems hook as the shot (rather move) most identified with a player.

    • zblott - May 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

      And DWade’s dropkick for unwarranted free throws.

      • badintent - May 17, 2013 at 11:40 PM

        He copied Reggie

  7. Mr. Wright 212 - May 17, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    I loved the 2011 Finals.

    And it is hilarious to have seen Melo add that to his repertoire this season. I’ve seen him do it a few times this year, including last night.

  8. herkulease - May 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Shouldn’t the NBA focus on promoting guys that are currently in the playoffs? They can’t ride LeBron forever.

    Nate is the one to get a commercial. The others guys are only seen in a montage type ad.

    They easily could’ve saved this and ran in during the finals to remind people how guys can be immortalized by moments in the finals.

    • andrewproughcfe - May 17, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      >”Shouldn’t the NBA focus on promoting guys that are currently in the playoffs? They can’t ride LeBron forever.”

      No – this is all part of the NBA’s new ad campaign – dudes who beat Lebron in the playoffs.

      Tim Duncan, Robert Horry and Bruce Bowen are all going to get their own 30-second spots. And Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will need 90 seconds each. And you can’t cover Jason Terry’s mocking of Lebron & Wade in anything less than 2-minutes.

  9. biasedhomer - May 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    Maybe 50 years from now, it will become a much more common move, like the Wilt Chamberlain finger roll

  10. badintent - May 17, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    I think they still should have Chocolate Thunder backboard breaking Dunks . Darrly Dawkins in the House !!!

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