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The LeBron Powerade Commercial -Fake?  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5545 times:

Is there any way he could so effortlessly be shooting full-court? I think not.


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User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

i think its fake...notice how the ball goes out of view then they pan towards the basket...easily another ball used there.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

I think this is the same themed ad as the one showing Michael Vick throwing into what looks like the upper deck of a football stadium. I think that one was Powerade also.

Harry



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

Its most definately fake. LeBron is good, but he is not that good.

I happen to love the commercial though, it cracks me up about every time I see it.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 1):
i think its fake...notice how the ball goes out of view then they pan towards the basket...easily another ball used there.

I agree...its probably a real ball being thrown by him...but once it goes out of view, then they did some sort of video photoshopping for the ball on its descents...

Greg



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User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

ahh most likely its fake.. theres probably not even a ball.. hes probably not even really there...

User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

Quoting Usairwys757 (Reply 3):
I happen to love the commercial though, it cracks me up about every time I see it.

The commentary was lip synced



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5486 times:

Great comercial, and very tough to tell it's fake. They do a truely great job of editing to make it look as real as possible.

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5478 times:

You may think I am crazy but I think that it is definitly real. I know one day as I was practicing before a game, before we go for our hudle we each shoot 5 from half court. I once maid 3 out of the 5 in a row so I dont see how it could not be possible.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5472 times:

It is most definitely fake. The ball could never acheive the height or distance with the kind of stroke that he is taking. He is shooting the ball with a similar form to a normal jump shot. He or no one would have the strength to have that distance/accuracy with that form. Even in the NBA as well as all other levels of basketball you have to do a running heave with momentum from running, or throw the ball more like a football. You just cannot generate the power from your arms and legs to shoot a ball >80 feet the same style as youre shooting 18-25 feet. Combine the sheer mechanics of the jumpshot and the crazy accuracy portrayed, its definitely not real.


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User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5467 times:

Yes Justin, but if your legs are strong enough and you can get enough kick out of them you could easily do it without a running start. Personally, I can easily do it from the opposite three point line and make it. Have done it twice in my life. From the other side I have to get a running start, my legs are strong but not that strong. Also, with the trajectory of the ball and the length it is a simply mathematical equation. Go back to your trigonometry years. If you take the simple length of the floor, 93 feet and lets call the height x we can find the answer. I believe we find that the ball has to attain a height of about 93 feet to go in as it did. So if LeBron James can send the ball 93 feet into the air on a 93 foot shot he can do it.

User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

its fake and here is the company that did the visual effects...
http://www.methodstudios.com/
http://www.methodstudios.com/mot529

Sorry to break it to you believers  Smile

[Edited 2005-04-03 20:10:00]

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

read this kids:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c.../2005/03/did_lebron_jame.html#more

good write up by one of the best Chicago Tribune colmnists, Eric Zorn.



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User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

its very easy to tell its fake especially on the last two shots.. the arc he shoots it at is much smaller then the arc that the ball going into the hoop posseses..

User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Hahah... do y'all really need Snopes.com and the Chicago Tribune to figure out that this isn't real? Airlinerfreak - I've hit a couple of the same shots in my life. But in the ad, LeBron is swishing 80-foot turnarounds and fallaways. Yeah, he's good - just not that good.


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