Nike Basketball Commercial
Dates: March 2016 - June 2016
This Television Commercial refers to I've Been Loving You Too Long performed by Otis Redding
A parody of this song plays in the ad.
"The Conductor" Depending on who you ask, Kobe Bryant was basketball’s greatest hero or its greatest villain. As he walks off the court for the last time, opponents and fans tell him how they really feel. This ad shows Kobe Bryant making the game winning shot at the last second. The crowd boos and yells all kinds of things at him. Then everything goes dark and Kobe starts treating the hateful crowd like he is their orchestra conductor. He has them sing the song, "I've Been Loving You", but the crowd changes the word "love" to "hate". Kobe, you suck! Kobe sucks! Kobe sucks! Kobe sucks! (Lyrics) I've been hating you Too long To stop now You're retiring Cause you want to be free My hate was growing stronger As you became a habit to me Me! Don't make me stop now I hate, well I hate you with all my heart I hate you, I hate you, I hate Don't make me stop Don't make me stop now We'll miss hating you Forever Kobe Sucks Keep On Being Evil Just do it. #MambaDay