Say what you will about Joel Embiid, but I cannot get enough of him in this year’s Playoffs. He’s so much fun to watch; blocking everything Jarrett Allen puts up, jumping out of the gym to dunk when he really just needs to stand on his tiptoes, just your typical 7 footer things. Even with the excitement he brings to every game, we get to see even more of him during commercial breaks. Check out his new commercial with Hulu.
Easily the best commercial of the 2019 Playoffs. Not that impressive since it is only competing with the godawful Progressive ads, but at least a third quarter Super Bowl commercial nonetheless.
What I love the most about this is how brutally honest it is. Every other commercial starring an athlete is just him or her pretending to love a product. But why does Serena Williams only drink Gatorade? Why does LeBron only wear Nike? It’s not because it is the only brand for them; it’s money.
The kid asks Joel Embiid in the tunnel (giving off a real “Mean” Joe Greene Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad vibe) why he changed his nickname. Embiid gives the answer we all knew, but did not think he would actually say…. Money. An actually original and organic take for a commercial.