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Spike Lee directs and stars as Mars Blackmon in Nike 50 short film – VIBE.com


Spike Lee may be first known as a director, but for sneakerheads, he’s also famous for his portrayal of She must have it character Mars Blackmon, who played a central role in iconic Nike advertisements during the latter half of the 80s. Lee and Blackmon are back in cahoots with Nike for the brand’s Nike 50 campaign, with the proud Brooklynite directing and appearing in a new short film celebrating Nike’s greatest and most iconic athletes, past and present. Following the unveiling of a one-minute teaser on Sunday May 15, the full clip, titled Seen everything, was released on Tuesday, May 17 and features Spike Lee as Blackmon opposite She must have it actor Indigo Hubbard-Salk.

Discussing famous sports personalities who have left their mark on sports culture over the past 50 years, the ad includes nods to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Mia Hamm, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Steve Prefontaine and others.

Check out the full list of athletes who appear in the Nike 50 below. seen it all short film.

Andre Agassi, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Charles Barkley, Sue Bird, Sky Brown, Kobe Bryant, Joe Burrow, Luka Dončić, Kevin Durant, George Gervin, Kirk Gibson, Ken Griffey Jr., Mia Hamm, Sabrina Ionescu, Bo Jackson, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Colin Kaepernick, Sam Kerr, Chloe Kim, Rayssa Leal, Blake Leeper, Kylian Mbappé, Ja Morant, Alex Morgan, Athing Mu, Rafael Nadal, Ronaldo Názario, Naomi Osaka, Steve Prefontaine, Megan Rapinoe, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana Taurasi, Reilyn Turner, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Liu Xiang, Chen Ye.