Eminem definitely lost himself in the moment — and it was hilarious! Slim Shady joked about his ‘Lose Yourself’ hit in a new commercial for the Detroit Pistons, mixing basketball and his ‘mom’s spaghetti!’ Click to watch!
If you had one shot, or one opportunity, to have some fun with your biggest hit in support of your favorite basketball team, would you take it? If you’re Eminem, 43, you answer, “Yes.” Slim Shady proved that he had a sense of humor, riffing on his “Lose Yourself” song in a new promo spot for the Detroit Pistons.
In the new commercial for the Detroit basketball team, posted on Oct. 26, Shady walks up to his refrigerator for a quick bite to eat. Suddenly, he discovers that someone has been eating his “mom’s Spaghetti,” a clever reference to a line in his song, “Lose Yourself.” The culprit behind this snack attack? A basketball wanted by the Pistons (because they want to dunk it — naturally.) Shady takes out his temper on the ball, throwing it out of his home.
“You only get one shot, do not miss your chance….to be part of #TheLongestOop,” Eminem captioned the clip. When the Pistons’ official Twitter page shared the footage, they also got in on the fun. “Basketball is sweaty, panels weak, regulation sized & heavy,” they wrote.
Nice. The line from the hit song from Shady’s movie, 8 Mile, is “His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy / There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” In the movie, Em’s B-Rabbit tries to kick off a rap career, but his nerves leave him humiliated and scared — thus, why he has sweaty palms. Rabbit (spoiler alert!) overcomes these feelings to prove himself as a rapper. The bigger accomplishment is that Eminem’s hit from the movie won him the Academy Award for Best Original Song!
As for “The Longest Oop,” it’s a promotion featuring Detroit’s heroes, former players, celebrities passing the ball along (in an “alley oop”) in anticipation of the new NBA season, reports Us Weekly. Em’s bit for his hometown team was the cleverest use of “Lose Yourself” since Shelby Mitchusson translated the song into sign language.
The Pistons must have used Em’s anthem as motivation at the start of the 2015 NBA season. They beat both the Atlanta Hawks and the Utah Jazz, going 2-0. The Pistons are looking to “lose themselves” in the moment this year and hopefully, win themselves the NBA Championship.
What did you think about Eminem’s promo, HollywoodLifers? Funny? Are you a fan of the Detroit Pistons?
— Jason Brow