We live in a day and hour in media where commercials and advertising campaigns in general are really sub par. I’ve seen this commercial a few times now this month and I like it even more each time. It was originally released for Black History Month in 2020.
Messaging is an art, not a science, and that’s not a criticism. Communication is key for any organization or business and vital today in terms of branding and reaching supporters, members, or customers. This has a powerful message and one that is clearly universal. I applaud special efforts like Black History Month, LGBTQ History Month, and others like it. It’s super relevant to also be reminded that every month is important to consider and honor the rich fabric of diversity that is every society we live in today.
Five years ago today Warriors fans, and the rest of the NBA world, witnessed some fantastic basketball history! Fellow splash brother, Klay Thompson, lit up the score board at the Oracle arena and put up 37 points in a single quarter. Not the game mind you, which would be a cool feat of scoring prowess all by itself, but Klay put up 37 in just ONE quarter. Of course, this was an NBA record.
After going 3-for-9 from the floor, and 2-for-5 on 3-pointers, in the first half, Thompson, the 24-year-old guard who was three weeks shy of playing in his first All-Star Game, sent the home crowd into a frenzy with a legendary performance. The scoring binge started over two minutes into the third period, when he drove from the right wing to the left side of the key, spinning into a 12-foot jumper that put the Dubs ahead 60-58. The fourth-year pro registered a steal about a minute later, igniting a fast break that he finished with a pull-up 3-pointer. And from that point on, Thompson absolutely owned the quarter.
I remember watching this game with a good college buddy, I’m looking at you Todd Johnson, and it was probably one of my greatest sports memories. Everyone knew we were watching history in the making. At one point I remember everyone in our living room yelling, “Give it to Klay! Give it to Klay!” It truly was something amazing to watch unfold and will always be a cherished Dubs memory!