Just before the Millennium hit the masses were going crazy over Y2K and how the entire world, or at least society itself, was supposed to collapse. Everyone was planning to end up like John Cusack in the film ‘2012’, clambering for a place on some special ship or thinking that all computer technology ever created was to be hacked into and shut down as soon as midnight struck. Any of this sounds familiar? One thing that did come out of the year 2000 worth talking about was a Sportscenter advert where Mark McGwire starts smashing up computers along with Charley Steiner running around shouting “FOLLOW ME! FOLLOW ME TO FREEDOM!”
Ever since Michael Jordan wore his first pair of signature basketball shoes on the court, resulting in the league fining the Chicago Bulls every time he wore them, adverts have been cult memories that stay with us and get remembered at the best of times. From the Kobe and LeBron MVP puppets and Penny Hardaways ‘Lil Penny’ representations to the music-making Nike Basketball advert that spawned even more epic 30 second TV spots, this collection is definitely a must-watch.