Incredible Nike RE2PECT Commercial Tips Cap to Jeter's Career
Remarkably touching, Nike’s latest 90-second spot calls upon celebrities to honor Jeter
You might have heard by now: Yankee Legend Derek Jeter — aka The Captain, Captain Clutch, Mr. November, Cap Jeets, Arguably The Coolest Guy Ever — is retiring at year’s end, pretty much ending one of the most historic and beloved careers in Yankees history.
But Nike, Jeter’s major sponsor, has made sure The Cap’s career — and final All-Star Game — is going out with a bang.
In what might instantly be one of the greatest commercials ever, RE2PECT, heaps of noteworthy people revere Jeter’s career with a montage of hat-tips.
Among those hat-tippers? The likes of Spike Lee, Rudy Giuliani, Carmelo Anthony, Billy Crystal, Tiger Woods, Phil Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Joe Torre, Andy Pettitte, Tino Martinez, Jorge Posada, Red Sox fans, Mets players (we see you!), the NYPD, the FDNY, all of New York, Everything.
According to USA Today, the commercial will make its TV debut tonight during the All-Star Game, before Jeter’s first at-bat.
Ed. note — For his last night in the Bronx, we just had to add the Gatorade commercial: