In New Nike Ad, Chinese Athletes Tell Zhou Qi: ‘Don’t Come Back’

Mary Grace Costa
Nov 08,2017
In a Chinese Nike ad, athletes encourage Zhou Qi to make it big in the NBA.In a Chinese Nike ad, athletes encourage Zhou Qi to make it big in the NBA.

Tired of being told to go back where you came from? This intense Nike ad puts a twist on the tired racist catchphrase by featuring Chinese athletes telling NBA Rockets forward Zhou Qi not to come back.

Zhou played for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the Chinese Basketball Association before signing with the Houston Rockets in July this year and making his National Basketball Association (NBA) debut in October. Currently, Zhou is on assignment and made his NBA G League debut on Monday, scoring 15 points for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

In this Chinese Nike ad, Chinese athletes encourage Zhou with some stern advice. The players tell him that now that he’s made it to America’s big leagues, he should work even harder to excel.

“You need to work harder to be my idol,” says one athlete. “Because if you don’t, we’ll come and take it from you,” warns another.

 

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