Kobe puppet celebrates his NBA title

The latest in the Kobe/LeBron puppet/muppet commercials. Poor LeBron muppet.

What’s really kind of cool in these spots is that the puppets both have tattoos and earrings, like Kobe and LeBron do. Remember about a decade ago when the NBA airbrushed the tats off of Allen Iverson’s arms for their promotional magazine? The NBA was way wrong then, and looked really bad for it. But these commercials could’ve easily been done without that kind of detail, yet they went ahead with it. I think that says something, though I’m not exactly sure what. But I’m pretty sure it’s good.

Another thing to consider, though, is that five years removed from whatever happened in Eagle, Colo., Kobe Bryant finally has a marketable, commercial voice again. Of course, it’s not using his voice and it’s as a puppet.  

And all of this set to Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”. And check out LeBron eating Fruity Pebbles. 

“Good morning, LeBron.”

“Good morning, Kobe.” 

And since we didn’t get to see Kobe and LeBron play in the finals, at least we can see them play — as puppets. Got to wait for the payoff at the end.


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Filed under Alex Podlogar, Cleveland Cavaliers, Designated Hitter, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Muppets, NBA, NBA Finals, NBA Playoffs, Sports, Sports columns, The Sanford Herald

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