Surprise Door: Here’s the NBA’s Chinese New Year commercial

February 20, 2015 - Basketball / Culture / Jeremy Lin

Here’s a cheesy Chinese New Year commercial from the NBA featuring Jeremy Lin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Benny the Bull and Dwyane Wade.

It’s an ad from the National Basketball Association about an Asian holiday featuring Chinese actors speaking Chinese so I won’t complain too loudly about how it could have been better and focused on more cultural items popular in the Lunar New Year.

That said, this makes me smile; I am all in for Asians as the main players in pop culture (and not as the butt of the joke) and this is about as pop culture as you can get.

And the blooper reel is fun to watch once or twice:

My favorite part? The black-beareded dragon reveals itself to be James Harden in a Chinese New Year-inspired Houston Rockets jersey and his laugh is from a 1970’s kung fu movie.

James Harder in NBA's Surprise Door Ad

› tags: Asian / Asian American / Chinese / Chinese New Year / cny / Dwyane Wade / James Harden / Jeremy Lin / lunar new yer / NBA / nba chinese new year commercial / red / Steph Curry / surprise door /

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