Rating the New NBA TV Spots

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the latest TV Commercials from the NBA plus my big mouth, which insists on rating them. How can you beat that?

We start off with Pau Gasol:

And on a scale of 1 to 10:
Funny: 3 of 10
Entertaining: 2 of 10
Chances I’ll go to the bathroom / watch something else if it comes on: 10 of 10

Notes: It’s gross.

Second is Greg Oden’s:

And on a scale of 1 to 10:
Funny: 2 of 10
Entertaining: 2 of 10
Chances I’ll go to the bathroom / watch something else if it comes on: 10 of 10

Notes: It’s just not funny.

And on a scale of 1 to 10:
Funny: 5 of 10
Entertaining: 4 of 10
Chances I’ll go to the bathroom / watch something else if it comes on: 8 of 10

Notes: This works, but just. And some points for the choice of 80’s Cyndi Lauper classic (which given the fact I’m spelling her name right without checking wikipedia means I am a fan of).

Come on NBA. You can do better than that, can’t you? You got probably one of the biggest budgets to make commercials with and the best players in the world under contract to appear in them, and you can’t hire writers good enough to keep from being unfunny?

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