Kobe Bryant is “The Black Mamba”

I ran today into a cool new ad from Nike Basketball, in which Kobe Bryant stars as The Black Mamba.

In it, Robert Rodriguez comes up to Kobe with an idea for a new film with lots of explosions, fire and breathtaking stunts.

The first member of the cast is The Crippler, played by Ricky Rourke, or someone else cool that he knows he can get: Danny Trejo from Grindhouse and Machete. The Black Mamba takes care of him with his killer instinct. One strike and The Crippler is out.

The big boss’ plan is to prove that Kobe can be defeated and take his shoes as his trophy. Product placement is an essential part of the movies, as it brings a bigger budget and allows bigger explosions.

He sends his best man for the Job, Mr. Suave, played by George Clooney. Well, by Bruce Willis, another megastar that they cannot afford. However, he loves basketball and does it for free.

Kobe Bryant a "The Black Mamba"Kanye West, and not some other superstar they can afford, plays the big boss.

It all turned out as a nice story. I can actually see how that could actually be expanded to a full movie, considering how Grindhouse and Death Proof also rely on a similar storyline.

The black mamba is one of the deadliest snakes in Africa and some have speculated that Kobe took that nickname because he always attacks during a game. He never lets down.

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