Nike has released a new commercial for their MVPuppets series, featuring the puppet version of LeBron James.

The puppet LeBron James is seen lifting weights for next year's 2010 NBA Finals, doing 2010 lifts. A great commercial for Nike, a funny spot for LeBron James, and a great way to start thinking about next year's NBA Finals.

Check out puppet LeBron James' spot for Nike MVPuppets.

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