June 6, 2014 - With the start of the NBA Finals I tried to think of some of my favorite car commercials featuring NBA stars. Like most people, I enjoy all the Blake Griffin Kia advertisements. Like this one that features him going back in time to tell a younger version of himself to keep on lifting weights click here to watch.
However, when I did a search for NBA car commercials I was not interested in the advertisements which I had seen before. Those were old news. The international, local and the old commercials I stumbled across were way more entertaining.
Seems Kobe has a deal with Smart Car in China. In the below two ads Kobe comes to the rescue of a couple of strangers. One stranger being a peanut running away from an elephant, and the other a victim of an art heist. These two ads might have Laker fans wishing Kobe could still move as well as he drives.
Sometimes local advertisements are pure gold. They place big name athletes in some of the most ridiculous situations with the worst production quality.
In this commercial Tsiago Splitter and Gary Neal of the San Antonio Spurs are getting help looking for a new SUV from a high school girls basketball team click here to watch.
Carmello Anthony makes a cameo in this brilliantly produced spot, which includes a catchy rap tune click here to watch.
This next one is not just pure gold, it is a big sparkling diamond. It had a bunch of the Oklahoma City Thunder players singing a horrible jingle for a local car dealership click here to watch.
There are not a lot of car commercials featuring some of the great players of the past, but in this commercial VW proudly promotes that a seven footer cannot fit in a Beetle. This one stars Wilt Chamberlan click here to watch.
Do you know of any hidden gems I didn't stumble across? If you do, please share them in the comment box below.