Look familiar? Here’s a Nike ad featuring Jonas Valanciunas that is pretty much identical to the KICKS cover of Rajon Rondo that dropped last month. You all know how much I love Rondo (and pretty much every other point guard), but I’ve got to go with this billboard of Jonas. How baller is this? Who needs the NBA to be on a billboard? Not Mr. Valanciunas.
Many thanks to Wendell Maxey who has been covering all things Valanciunas for the past few weeks in Lithuania. If you are not already following him on Twitter, check him at @w_maxey and do that now. It’s nice to see someone who isn’t a Raptors writer or a Lithuanian be so excited for Raptors fans to get Valanciunas. In addition to Maxey’s excitement, Fran Fraschilla has also been very pro-Jonas via his Twitter account.
All of this makes me pretty pumped, too. Go ahead, get excited.*
*Just remember that he is very young and will need time to develop and adjust to the NBA game. As long as you’ve got that, go crazy!