In 2009, Nike reunited Kobe Bryant and LeBron James for a one-of-a-kind “Nike MVPuppets” ad.
There have been many all-time greats who have adapted for purple and gold. However, there are two legends who have absolutely revolutionized the way the game of basketball is played –Kobe Bryant and james lebron.
These two superstars had a huge impact on modern basketball. With their impressive style of play, dedication, love of the game and competitive spirit, they prove to everyone why they were compared to Michael Jordan in the GOAT debate.
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Having two of the most followed fans in the sports world, it was extremely profitable for companies to use these athletes to market their products. And in 2009, Nike managed to bring these two icons together for one of the most unique advertisements.
When LeBron James and Kobe Bryant starred in Nike’s MVPuppets ad
Now Kobe and LBJ have been featured in various commercials throughout their careers. However, being part of this Nike commercial was by far the most unique and fun.
During the 2009 playoffs, several episodes of the “Nike MVPuppets” series aired on television. The ad featured the puppet versions of Bron and Bean (voiced by Keenan Thompson and David Alan Grier, respectively).
Here, look at it videos.
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Throughout the commercial series, the puppets converse while mocking each other. As Bryant trolls LeBron for winning lesser NBA rings, James retaliates by doing his patented “chalk dust” throw all over the room.
To be honest, this wholesome puppet series was really an apt representation of Kobe and LeBron’s real-life relationship.
Without a doubt, this has to be one of the most awesome and iconic commercials of all time.