Derek Jeter will play in his final All-Star game tonight. It's the latest stop in what has essentially become the Derek Jeter farewell tour, after the Yankee captain announced that he will retire at the end of the year. That's right folks, this is Derek Jeter's last season in the major leagues.
You don't have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the qualities that Jeter has embodied over the course of his storied career. Heck, you don't even have to be a sports fan. In an age when so many athletes behave like petulant, entitled children, Jeter has been a consummate professional, stoic both on and off the field. That's why some of the biggest names in New York and beyond took time out of their busy schedules to pay tribute to the shorstop. In this rousing new commercial for Nike's Jordan Brand, celebrities like Tiger Woods, Carmelo Anthony, Jay Z, Rudy Giuliani, Billy Crystal, Phil Jackson, and Spike Lee all tip their caps in thanks. Even Michael Jordan makes an appearance, welcoming Jeter into the exclusive pantheon of living legends.
Watch the enthralling spot below.