This commercial opens with some random streetballer doing a windmill dunk. Lebron wants some ‘get-back’ and a kid watching the game appears to be disappointed or at least uninterested, so naturally he takes a swig of his sprite.
Here’s where it gets funky. Lebron comes down the court and the actual asphalt begins to shift, confusing his defenders and giving him huge advantages in his sojourn to the rim. As if being 6 feet 8 inches tall, over 260 pounds, extraordinarily fast and skilled weren’t enough.
To further complicate matters and give Bron Bron an even more extreme advantage, he’s allowed to pick the ball up, travel(not so abnormal) and run out of bounds, an out of bounds that has sloped 8 feet in the air to give him another advantage, then come back inbounds to catch an alley oop and slam it home. It wouldn’t take that much for a stoppage of play at any playground I’ve ever been to. Hoopers will argue over much less and those arguments could take a half hour to settle.
There are a number of things I don’t understand. Is it the act of the kid drinking Sprite that caused the court to mutate like this? If that’s the case, give this kid a 2-liter and involve him in every important decision that will ever be made. At the very least get him tickets to the Olympics and next year’s Super Bowl. If this particular kid drinking Sprite can cause super natural things to happen, we might just be alright as a country, hell, as a planet.
Another thing, as I mentioned some of Lebron’s gifts and talents eariler, I know for a fact that he doesn’t need any help to dunk on these guys. Now Lebron is not a cheater so why would Sprite put him in this situation. Setting him up in a rigged game with a ‘living’ court. Kinda disrespectful. Maybe they didn’t have faith in him in 07 which I think is when this commercial first aired.
Then there’s the threat of as Sprite put it, a “living court”. Bring you’re court to life. That is a horrifying offer that I will turn down every time it’s presented. We can not having living courts terrorizing kids, getting minds of their own centered on freedom and equal right but never being accepted because their freaking basketball courts. Who feeds a living court? Didn’t think of that huh? Does it living off of bouncing basketballs? Nobody is going to want to play there so it will die.
Sprite at the very end zooms out from the Sprite bottle as if the kid had watched this last play unfold while taking his drink. I assume that means this is a Sprite induced hallucination. That is kind of cool actually but when you think about what sugary soda drinks are doing to the youth, it really becomes quite sad.