NBA Champion Kobe Pokes Fun at LeBron in Nike Ad (UPDATE)

 - Jun 18, 2009   Updated: May 27 2011
References: loudreams
The final commercial of a series of puppet advertisements by Nike feature basketball stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Although the dream match-up of the finals would have been between James and Bryant, Lebron James' team was unfortunately cut before they could make it to this stage.

This cute ad shows Kobe Bryant celebrating with confetti while LeBron James is quietly eating his cereal.

Implications - Commercials that poke fun at icons such as Kobe Bryant and Lebron James are a way for companies to show that competition can be fun. Advertisements that are funny and use unique props like puppets also have the ability to be memorable and resonate in the viewer's mind.