I’ll be honest when someone told me about the new Lebron/Kobe commercial, I assumed that it was going to be another solid memorable Nike commercial. Then it got weird.
To quickly overview the commercial, Pupper/Muppet versions of Lebron James and Kobe Bryant are chillin at an apartment. The Muppet version of Lebron James continues to do his signature “chalk toss” to the dislike of the Kobe Muppet which just wants to relax. Eventually the Lebron Muppet irritates the Kobe Muppet and asks him, “If he is done?”
The Lebron Muppet says, “No” and then covers the entire living room area with his chalk dust. I think then a collective, “What the Hell was that?” was spoken in at least six different languages and an alien language that we still trying to decipher as we speak.
I was feeling a contact high halfway through the commercial. It was like H.R. Pufnstuf turned into an NBA commercial. The idea was a solid one to begin with but it just felt like someone either decided to trip out on Weed/Cocaine came with the idea. I can picture the meeting of the ideas guys to come up with this commercial.
“Idea Man #1: Man, I cannot think of anything?
Idea Man#2: Me, either. Wanna smoke some weed?
Idea Man#1: Why, not?
(2 Hours Later)
Idea Man #1: Dude, I got a great idea. Let’s Lebron and Kobe be Muppets.
Idea Man #2: I am so on bored with that. Let’s also make the Lebron Muppet annoying and wanting to spread that…what is that stuff throws in the air?
Idea Man #1: Some sort of Tulcum powder, I think. I wonder what Lebron is doing right now?
Idea Man #2: Thanks, you want to get some Wendy’s?”
In the end, I’ll rest my case as this being one of the weirdest commercials that I have ever seen. At least, I thought the Muppets were going to help, they did not.
(Courtesy of The Laker Nation)
Update: Here is the latest spot by Nike using the Lebron and Kobe Muppets. It is called three rings and while it does make more sense than the last one, I do not get these commercials at all.
(Courtesy of NESW Sports)