NBA stars never seem to say “no” when asked to test out their acting chops. They are good sports that are actually quite entertaining. Remember those Campbell’s soup commercials with Larry Johnson of the New York Knicks as “Grandmama?” That was a very successful run for that company and now Pepsi Max is trying something similar with a new star in the NBA.
The NBA’s 2011-2012 Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, has put himself out there for a successful run as “Uncle Drew” for the new Pepsi Max ads. Similar to Grandmama, the elderly man that he portrays hangs out with his nephew “Kevin” for a documentary showcasing Kevin’s skills on a New Jersey neighborhood court.
All the players see an old man that doesn’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to the game. He chastises the young guys all the way to the court, but once he gets to the court his nephew’s teammate suffers an injury…then things get really interesting.
Check him out. Nice.