I am sure many of you are like myself, both hungry for an early look at Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, but desperately trying to not catch any spoilers. Well, you are in safe territory here. The first TV spot dropped last night and as near as I can tell it contains no new footage, unless you count awkwardly cutting in clips from the NBA.

So, are you more excited for TDKR and the NBA playoffs now?

Source: Geek Tyrant

Say you get in a fight with a Black guy. How do you distract him? Ya throw a basketball at him. Then intercept the white woman and get her to safety. OK, that was an example of a racist joke. Something we never do here and something you should never do at home (unless there’s no black guys around. make sure you look twice).

So, I hate basketball. Too much running and the court is filled with a bunch of tall guys who look like they’re gonna kidnap me (that was  joke about their height you f’ng racist). Not to mention how much I hate March Madness. Shit infests the airwaves. Completely ruins my day-to-day television viewing. Anyway, what I do like is Robert Rodriguez. No director has a penchant for bloody-violence and and balls-to-the-walls action like Rodriguez does. I’ll leave it to him to turn me into a basketball fan.

Enter ‘The Black Mamba’ a new short film by Rodriguez that ran in-between the NBA All Star Weekend. The director of Sin City and Spy Kids teamed up with Nike and Los Angelas Lakers star Kobe Bryant, along with Bruce Willis, Danny Trejo and Kanye West, for the basketball-influenced grindhouse short action film.

Plain and simple, it’s a great video. Action, laughs, explosions and product placement (“Product placement gives us a bigger budget. Bigger budget? Bigger explosions.”). It kind of irritates me how Rodriguez can ooze more talent and suaveness into one 6 minute than I can muster in my whole life. Fucker. You can watch the short below: