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Did Jordan Brand Just Take a Shot at Anthony Edwards?

The possible jab appeared in Jayson Tatum's new video spot after winning the 2024 NBA Finals.
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James Francisco

The Boston Celtics were crowned the 2024 NBA Champions last night, and Jordan Brand wasted no time in celebrating its marquee athlete, Jayson Tatum, with a new video campaign.

Shortly after the Celtics secured the Larry O'Brien trophy yesterday, Michael Jordan's namesake brand posted its latest video campaign across its social media channels. The spot shows a worker putting up a new Jordan billboard featuring Tatum that reads, “Don't Stop Disbelieving” and could be seen a jab at Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards' billboard ad with Adidas and his “Believe That” tagline.

Adidas kicked off its series of AE 1 ads in October 2023, where Edwards appeared in front of an orange background and began to share more insights about himself. By the end of the video, he also introduced his now-signature “Believe That” slogan that he has said in every one of his video spots since. In Tatum's new Jordan ad, there's a brief moment showing an orange billboard being covered up and according to a sneaker industry source, the orange hue was very much chosen on purpose as a reference to Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards' billboard ad with Adidas.

Instagram: @adidasbasketball and @adidas

Throughout the entire Jordan ad, Tatum addressed the naysayers and the critiques surrounding his style of play despite being one of the best players in the league, saying, “They all got plenty to say. That I don't have what it takes. That I'm not it. That I can't lead. Can't close. Can't win it all. Well maybe, they'll stop talking now. Then again, maybe it's best they don't.”

Check out Tatum's new Jordan campaign in the Instagram post below.

Instagram: @jumpman23

This article was originally published on Complex.com.

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