According to a tweet from ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, a new video from Nike for its “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign featuring and narrated by the polarizing athlete is scheduled to air during the broadcast of the Atlanta Falcons-Philadelphia Eagles game.
“If people say your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what they think you can do, good. Stay that way. Because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy is not an insult. It’s a compliment,” Kaepernick said at the start of the 2-minute clip that showed several young athletes in action.
The former pro quarterback finished the video by stating: “So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.”
Aside from non-professionals, clips of tennis star Serena Williams, basketball standout LeBron James and one-handed rookie football player Shaquem Griffin are also featured.
On Monday, the Swoosh debuted an ad with Kaepernick featuring the phrase: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Since it hit social media, fans, athletes and President Donald Trump have all weighed in with their opinions. Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49er, hasn’t played pro football since the 2016 season.
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