Nike Releases Commercial Celebrating Lakers Title In The Midst Of A Horrendous Year

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It’s hard to believe it’s been just two years since a string of LeBron James murals in Los Angeles were defaced to read things like “LeFraud” and “3-6.”

That same Fraud near single-handedly delivered the Lakers, a team that hadn’t won a playoff series in seven years, its first NBA title in a decade.

The dude is a cyborg, a genetic freak who surpassed all expectations set for him before he was old enough to grow his first pube. Basketball fans have been gifted 17 largely uninterrupted years of this man, and that’s well worth a few eye rolls for his incessant complaining to the refs. Small price to pay.

In the wake of LeBron’s fourth title and the franchise’s 17th (I guess I’ll count the four in Minneapolis in 29 B.C.), Nike released a minute-long ad spot titled ‘You Can’t Stop L.A.,’ depicting the thrill of victory in the midst of a no good, very bad year.


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