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Zion Williamson, Jayson Tatum Hit The Big Time

Getting worked into “I want to be like Mike” is pretty amazing.

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 BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 11: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics talks with Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans after the game on January 11, 2020 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 
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Duke Brotherhood members Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum are both major rising stars in the NBA and both are featured in this rework of Gatorade’s iconic “I want to be like Mike” commercial” from 1992 (check out this really cool bit of history on how the song for that ad came to be).

The focus is still tightly on Jordan though, which, much like the documentary, underscores how deeply his charisma has penetrated the zeitgeist.

You see Williamson going up for a dunk thought it’s hard to recognize him, and a few seconds later, Tatum drives to the basket in street clothes.

Iconic WNBA player Elena Delle Donne is also featured but she’s easily spottable as she’s coming towards the cabers and you can clearly see her face.

Still, despite the fleeting appearances, Williamson and Tatum have both done something that very few other players have done, other than being props: they’re in a commercial with Michael Jordan and one, moreover, that positions them as potential heirs to the crown.

So you know it just kills Tar Heel legend Jordan to feature two Duke players in this way.