This video is something I put together awhile ago. I should’ve shared it sooner, but I didn’t, so… whatever.
I stumbled upon a famous excerpt of a Teddy Roosevelt speech and thought, “well, how appropriate is that?” I imagined it as a Nike commercial for LeBron during his time with the Heat (imagine a Nike swoosh at the end instead of my address).
The visual style is borrowed from Ken Burns and ‘The Civil War’.
In any case, I posted my ‘Man in the Arena’ video onto Youtube about a year ago (and it was made long before that). 5 months later someone posted this:
I honestly had no idea that LeBron was even aware of this speech and how it may relate to him – let alone it being one of his favorite quotes. So that’s an odd coincidence, but it makes sense. Good to know we’re on the same page.