When Lakers legend Kobe Bryant shot an iconic Nike Hyperdunks commercial in 2008
Kobe Bryant and his partnership with Nike is one that will go down in history as one of the most iconic of all time.
Of course, you had Michael Jordan, who was eventually able to create his own brand thanks to his partnership with the shoe company. But, without even doing his own thing, the Lakers legend created the NBA’s most popular shoe, the Nike Kobe line.
But these shoes weren’t the only ones the Black Mamba wore during his time with Nike. No, there were also a few other sneakers. Well, one of them had him do a now iconic ad, which we’d like to come back to today.
And so, without further ado, let’s go, shall we?
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Throwback to when Kobe Bryant jumped over an Aston Martin to sell new Nike Hyperdunks to fans at the time
The Nike Hyperdunks are iconic sneakers in their own right.
In its heyday, almost every major NBA star picked up the shoe, and one of those stars was Mr. Kobe Bean Bryant. In fact, he was one of the flagships who endorsed the shoe quite dramatically.
One of them is the iconic ad that we featured where he… actually, what about that?
Instead of telling you, why not let you see it with your own eyes. Take a look at the clip in the tweet below.
14 years ago (2008), Kobe Bryant stepped over the Aston Martin in the Nike Hyperdunks 👀 pic.twitter.com/tn9NejEEUQ
— Kobe Highlights and Motivation (@kobehighlight) April 9, 2022
Of course, Kenny Smith also tried this little stunt. And as much to say that it did not go so well.
Maybe Kenny should have worn Nikes.
That, right there, is a good beauty of an advertisement. We just wish more of them today had at least a similar vibe to this.
Hopefully Nike can bring them back, even if it’s for a short time. The type of advertisement and a Protro of the Hyperdunks too.
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