Under Armour settles whether ballet is a sport in new breathtaking ad

I constantly hear how girls/women’s basketball is not “real basketball,” from those that do not know my 15 year old Kazakh daughter excels at basketball at the highest level –“playing up” on a Nike-sponsored (EYBL) elite travel team. I challenge the doubters to watch a game between two of the highest level girls basketball teams, compare that game with a boys basketball game with players of the same age and then give me their conclusion as to whether or not girls basketball is “real basketball” or not. At the higher levels, girls play more aggressively, play with more refined technical skills and have more team chemistry than boys of the same age group–most likely due to the girls’ work ethic (which Under Armor so beautifully depicts in its video) to compensate for their lower testosterone levels, preventing them from relying on pure athleticism (though there are certainly girls without a strong work ethic who do rely successfully on their athleticism alone, though, in my humble opinion those SUCCESSFUL girl basketball players are rare). Though I am very much grateful to Nike for its support of my daughter and her basketball program, Under Armor absolutely nailed their point with this video!

For The Win

It’s a frequently debated topic: Is ballet a sport?

Under Armour settles it in just under a minute with the help of Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theatre.

Exhibit A …

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