“SOME run, some make runways.”
In a latest commercial for a new Jordan shoe, Russell Westbrook followed a flight path that, some feel, was a jab at former teammate Kevin Durant.
The new 30-second video shows the Jordan Brand endorser running the length of a basketball court that suddenly transforms into a runway.
Westbrook assumes the iconic Jumpman pose before taking off to the sound of a jet engine followed by the loaded statement, a nod to Westbrook’s new role as the franchise player of the Oklahoma City Thunder and viewed as a slight to Durant’s free agent signing with OKC’s Western Conference rivals, the Golden State Warriors.
For the 2016-17 NBA season, Westbrook will be wearing the Jordan XXXI, the latest model in the signature series of NBA legend Michael Jordan.