I've heard from another online pal, long-time correspondent Hugh. He also had something to add about this week's roster for the League of Themselves:
Just a quick note:
You mention Tommy Davidson in a Nike spot with Carmelo Anthony.
I haven't seen this particular spot yet, but Davidson has a history here. What's now many years ago (around 1990 I think), he appeared in a Nike ad with Scottie Pippen, playing a clear Serlinguist as the host of "The Nike Zone."
In the b&w spot, he did a clear take on Rod Serling (a role he also took at least once on In Living Color) and talked about Scottie entering into a world "in which no one could contain him."
Pippen then drove the lane and dunked, as I recall.