Michael Jordan, Jay Z, Action Bronson, & Billy Crystal Show Respect 2 Derek Jeter (Video)
After 20 seasons in a New York Yankees uniform, the 2014 All-Star break marks the home-stretch for Derek Jeter’s career. One of the greatest Yankees, greatest Shortstops, and greatest ball-players to ever lace up, #2 has been in pinstripes since it was a very different New York, and a very different New York Yankees culture. A onetime teammate of Don Matingly, “Jete” represents a critical keystone in the Bronx Bomber’s lineage, legacy, and ongoing renaissance.
From his days making cameos on “Seinfeld,” to helping unveil a new ballpark, Derek Jeter thrived through the George Steinbrenner years, playing against a host of iconic athletes in Major League Baseball. He was never not a Yankee, and the New Jersey-born Derek played like a kid who grew up in the tri-state, idolizing the blue-and-white.
Today (July 14), Team Jordan saluted one of its own in Derek Jeter. From Tiger Woods to Billy Crystal, Mr. Met to some hardcore Boston Red Sox fans, Jeter’s award tour begins with a classy, evocative video saying “thank you.” In the Hip-Hop realm, Jay Z tips the cap to Derek…who was in the starting lineup around the time Jay started pressing up “Dead Presidents” white label singles. Another New Yorker, Action Bronson also salutes the seemingly ageless Jeter, and his 3,400-plus hits.
Regardless of which cap you wear, this Team Jordan video (Michael appears up top) makes you want to honor “The Kid.”