The ad is over the top, but apparently the basketball story is true. Today's Wash Post says:
For now, U.S. officials are pushing for tough sanctions at the U.N. Security Council, and the United States hasn't ruled out taking other steps on its own, such as intercepting ships entering or leaving North Korean ports.
Contrast that with the situation six years ago, when then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright became the first ranking U.S. official to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. Albright even gave a delighted Kim a basketball autographed by Michael Jordan.