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See LeBron James, Derrick Rose Through Eyes of an NBA Commercial Director
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You probably don't know who Stacy Wall is, but if you're a fan of the NBA—or if you watch TV with any regularity—you've almost certainly seen his handiwork.

Wall, a North Carolina native who attended the same high school as Chris Paul, is one of the most prolific and well-respected directors of basketball ads in this business. He's won awards for his work in the past, and he figures to be in the mix for more honors in the future, if the quality of the newest additions to his catalog in any indication. This season alone has seen a number of Stacy's spots hit the airwaves, including the latest Jordan Brand campaigns for CP3 and Blake Griffin.

But no recent product of his has turned quite as many heads as the Derrick Rose "Basketball is Everything" commercial that he oversaw for Adidas and 180 Los Angeles. That spot has taken on even greater significance since Rose succumbed to his second season-ending knee injury in the past year-and-a-half just 10 games into the 2013-14 season.

Wall recently took time to talk to Bleacher Report about working with D-Rose, what he's like behind the scenes, how he compares to LeBron James, and what it's like to create 30-to-60-second stories about the sport he so adores.

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