Donovan Mitchell Adidas ad takes 2 feeble shots at Sixers, Simmons
Utah Jazz “All-Star” and second-best rookie of 2018 Donovan Mitchell released a new ad with Adidas chronicling his rise to the NBA. In the ad, Mitchell did his best to show us just how insecure about his career he really is, even including a couple of weak, predictable shots at the Sixers.
Before I go any further, here’s the full spot in its entirety:
To the uninitiated, the ad seems pretty innocuous. To the trained eye, however, you can see him reference
First, Mitchell’s ad says, “nobody glorifies the process.”
Simply put, this is false. Sure, the case that it’s a direct shot at the Sixers is a bit flimsy. Still, it’s almost impossible for anybody across the NBA to say “process” without thinking of the Sixers. Mitchell should know that better than anyone.
Hell, Joel Embiid’s nickname is literally The Process. I honestly hope this wasn’t a shot because if it was, it was weaker than a $1 Long Island at Applebee’s.
Second, it references the Rookie of The Year “controversy.”
Specifically, “Rookie of The Year, they didn’t give him that.” Boo-fucking-hoo dude, that was three years ago. Nobody ever said you were bad that season. It’s not your fault a certain 6’10 PG owned your ass across a whole season.
I put “controversy” in quotes because it was not a controversy in the slightest. Ben Simmons was so obviously the best rookie that season. And that’s okay!
The worst part of this is I was initially a massive Mitchell fan. I loved his game and athleticism, something the Sixers have lacked in recent years.
However, his blatant insecurity is too much to bear. He and Rudy Gobert play hard, but they are so damn soft.
Also, the fuck does it mean by “Impossible is Nothing.” To date, Mitchell’s most significant accomplishment is fighting a water cooler after getting ejected. And, while it was a split decision, the water cooler came out on top.
Hopefully, as Mitchell ages, he becomes a little more mature. So stop crying, play ball, and I’m sure I’ll be a fan of his again.
Mandatory Credit: SB Nation