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NBA Finals: The Magic Johnson Commercial Brings Back Great Memories

After three straight years with the Lakers in the NBA Finals, it is a tad weird to watch the Mavericks and Heat battle with no real rooting interest. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Dirk Nowitzki have provided quite a few memorable moments during the first three games, but the commercials have been great too. The best commercial of the latest NBA line of ads features Lakers great Magic Johnson.

The anniversary of Magic's baby sky hook in Game 4 of the 1987 Finals isn't until this Thursday, but since the commercial is already running let's commemorate it today. The NBA's current set of ads have revolved around a talking basketball, giving the ball's point of view of some of the great plays in NBA history. For the Finals, the ball has taken to interviewing former NBA starts, including Magic:

Nothing can bring goosebumps to Lakers fans like Magic saying the junior sky hook was "not only the shot, but the sweetest moment, because The Garden went, 'He did it to us again.'" Well, I suppose the commercial from two years ago could:

For more current NBA Finals news be sure to follow the SB Nation coverage of series between Dallas and Miami. For more news and information on the Lakers, be sure to read Silver Screen and Roll.