Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this festive holiday.
To those who don’t: “Happy Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or NBA Day.”
One of the best things about Christmas Day (December 25th) is that the NBA is the only major sport on television in the US.
Christmas day is a basketball fan’s refuge, with five games featuring marquee teams.
This Christmas, while the first game was a blowout (with Boston Celtics prevailing over the Brooklyn Nets), the following two games (Los Angeles Lakers/New York Knicks and Miami Heat/Oklahoma City Thunder) have both been exciting and entertaining.
For as enthralling as the games have been, two commercials have taken stolen some of the attention away from the feature presentation.
By now, if you’ve been watching NBA games on Christmas, you’ve seen the Chris Paul commercial for State Farm. If now, watch below.
Yet another clever use of an alter ego (of sorts) in an advertising campaign. [As you'll recall, Pepsi Max came out with Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving) earlier in 2012.]
The Twitter interplay is also comical.
Although, probably the funniest of Cliff Paul’s tweets is this one:
It’s funny to think that either Cliff doesn’t realize that Chris now plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, not the Hornets/Pelicans (although he maintains that achievement), or that he truly is enamored with the choice to change the name to the Pelicans.
The other commercial featured Kevin Durant in a plug for Sprint.