Nike brought two of the most cerebral athletes together for a couple commercial shoots on Monday.
The Beaverton, Oregon based shoe and apparel conglomerate paired five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant and recent Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman. The two star athletes were mutually enthusiastic about the opportunity to work in the same building.
While the details of their advertisements are not public knowledge, it is rather fitting that the two would be featured together—both have had their battles with negative press (whether deserved or unwarranted), both are champions and both are known for being highly intelligent and calculating in their respective sports.
Sherman, who recently won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seattle Seahawks took to Twitter to talk about the experience of working with the Los Angeles Lakers’ Black Mamba.