With the entirety of the sports world fixated on the multi-part ESPN “The Last Dance” documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls of the 1990s, today’s sports fans are receiving a crash course in what it was to be “Like Mike.”
One of the defining commercials of that time period was a “Be Like Mike” Gatorade spot with His Airness himself in all his glory on the court while replenishing his body with some Florida electrolytes.
In perfect timing, The G has released an updated “Be Like Mike” spot including a WNBA player who some may consider to be the W’s Jordan (though the Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi may stake a claim to this as well) in the Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne.
— Gatorade (@Gatorade) May 3, 2020
The spot also includes two of the NBA’s rising stars in the New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson and the Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum. All three, of course, are under the Nike umbrella.