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Derek Jeter’s Celeb-Filled #RE2PECT Tribute Ad — See The Emotional Video

Mon, July 14, 2014 7:55pm EDT by 1 Comment

It’s the end of an era. After 20 years in the game, Derek Jeter is wrapping up his final season as the shortstop for the Yankees. In celebration of his amazing career, Nike’s Air Jordan brand has released a star-studded commercial. HollywoodLifers, can YOU spot all of the famous faces in this heartfelt new ad?

After more than 20 years in the major leagues, Derek Jeter is finishing his final season as a Yankee. In a new tribute commercial sponsored by Nike’s Air Jordans, celebrities including Jay ZSpike Lee and Tiger Woods tip their caps one last time to the legendary Yankee captain.

Derek Jeter’s ‘Respect’ Ad — His Emotional Tribute Before Final Season

Derek has been one of baseball’s most acclaimed and well-regarded players during this epic, 20-year career. In honor of his final All-Star game, Nike has put together a touching tribute commercial called “Re2pect” for the amazing athlete.

The ad starts off very much like the beginning of many Yankees games, with Derek up at bat, adjusting his helmet before taking a swing. However, what is not so typical about the ad are the slew of celebrities and opponents who are paying the shortstop respect by tipping their hats to him.

Some of the biggest names include Rudy Guliani, Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Jay Z, Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Jon Lester.

But the most touching part of the commercial has to be the moment when a group of Red Sox fans tip their hats to the Yankee superstar, proving that even his rival team respects his talent. Derek has clearly had a huge impact on the game and it’s great to see him getting a proper sendoff after such a monumental career.

This tribute is truly special and well-deserved! We can’t wait to see how the famed Yankee does in the second half of his final season — we’re sure he’ll go out with a bang!

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are you sad that Derek is in his final season? Did you cry when you watched this commercial? Let us know!

— Caitlin Beck 

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