The NBA All Star voting period is in full bloom right now and Phoenix Sun Amar’e Stoudemire hired some help to make sure you know who to vote for when it comes time to cast your ballot. Channeling the Chris Bosh method of using viral marketing, Stoudemire has teamed up with David Spade, who “coaches” Amar’e on the finer points of getting All-Star votes. In their first video, Spade is trying to teach Stoudemire about flopping. Things are going well until Spade gets poked in the chest and his entire body collapses from the strength of Amar’e's hands.
For what it’s worth, while these kinds of videos are all in good fun, I don’t think Stoudemire needs the help. He’s currently the leading vote-getter for Western Conference centers.
Apparently, when you become MVP of the NBA, you develop a tendency to show up. Everywhere. Just ask Kobe Bean. Before he won the award, he was making headlines with the viral video of him jumping over the Aston Martin. Now we have a new video of Kobe and some of the Jackass crew. Something about snakes, portable swimming pools and broad jumps being involved.
Man, that looked real…
Personally, I like the Aston Martin video better and I also have a feeling some viewers wanted to see him wind up in the water, especially the Spurs fans. Tips to The 700 Level among others.
Oh yeah. There also a video of Kobe being interviewed by Ron Artest for The Best Damn Sports Show Period. I wasn’t sure what to make of this when first heard about it, but it doesn’t come off very badly at all. Both seem to be having a good time, although, part of me wishes Kobe would’ve thrown a plastic cup at Ron. Who knows what could’ve happened if he did? Another “Malice at the Palace” perhaps?