LAS VEGAS – During an AAU Tournament that was packed with spectacular high-flying stunts by some of the most talented young basketball players in the country, the most notable event was a landing of epic proportions. In what appears to be the first-ever documented encounter with an extraterrestrial, a spacecraft crash-landed outside Brooklyn Bowl off the Las Vegas Strip.
Marvin the Martian's spaceship at its crash-landing spot in Las Vegas, via @Jumpman23
Details about the vehicle, who piloted it, and what caused the crash are still emerging, but early reports indicate the wreck was caused by a creature calling himself Marvin the Martian. A note left at the scene of the crash and a video later discovered online suggest that Marvin the Martian's motivation was to capture the Super.Fly 4, the latest in Jordan Brand performance footwear designed to accommodate the power and speed of versatile players such as Blake Griffin..
Note found at the scene of a spaceship crash outside the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas
Blake Griffin, as many know, is the rim-dominating power forward for the Los Angeles Clippers. His shoe of choice is Jordan Brand's Super.Fly 4, which is equipped with FlightSpeed, a performance technology that harnesses energy for an explosive liftoff. Athletes who've used the shoe report feeling faster in their first step and quicker in their second jump thanks to this game-changing Jordan technology.
Jordan Brand's Super.Fly 4
It is believed that Marvin the Martian covets this power. A video posted to YouTube and Nike's News Website reveals that Marvin believes the shoe can help him reduce Earth to dust. In the video (embedded below), the Martian says, "Silly Earthlings. Using your own Jordan technology against you, I will finally complete my mission. Prepare to be disintegrated, Earth!"
Early indications are that Marvin the Martian will square off against Griffin—and the athlete's Super.Fly 4s—in a "Dunk to End all Dunks" showdown on Aug. 4. In the meantime, Jordan posted updates on the new Super.Fly 4 and Marvin's search for Griffin and his Earth-shattering shoes at the Jordan Brand website. Stay tuned for more on this story. The fate of our planet is at stake.