Last week, Nike athletes teased a photo of most (but not all -- hold that thought) of the best basketball players in the world. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Paul George, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving and Elena Delle Donne are all in the picture.
On Christmas, the world found out what that was all about. All seven athletes start in Nike's new "Bring Your Game" ad, or as the brand is calling it today, the "BYG Short."
Some highlights of the film, which features a group of four kids attempting to conclude on their favorite basketball player:
--Kobe is absolutely insane. He wakes the kids up at 3 a.m. and tells them, "Eight hours of training, it's nothing compared to a second of losing. Winning ain't for everybody." Bryant later takes the group to Siberia to meditate in the clouds.
--LeBron is purposefully boring. He plays video games as preparation for basketball games and he refuses to make plans with Future and Serena Williams while hanging out with the kids.
--George silently reads in a Jacuzzi on a yacht.
--Durant cannot stop dunking on people.
--Irving dribbles everywhere he goes, including the dinner table.
--Davis becomes a hologram.
--Delle Donne calmly proves "Girls' Night" is fierce and competitive.
Unfortunately for Nike, there is one specific NBA mega-star absent. Stephen Curry is an Under Armour athlete. Despite all the talent Nike has in its repertoire (add in Jordan Brand athletes Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony), the apparel giant lacks the current best player in the world.
Still, the kids in the film have a difficult choice. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant are rather impressive basketball players.
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