Become a great player in the NBA, and it's likely that you'll have endorsement deals thrown at you like rice at a wedding.
Be it a shoe company, an energy drink or even a cell phone carrier, these endorsements put players' faces in advertisements that are seen all over the country and thus shoot their recognition through the roof.
Yet, some of the ways certain NBA players throughout history have endorsed a product (or products), particularly through commercials, have been just plain sad and embarrassing. At the same time, though, they have also produced nonstop laughs for this writer. Seeing as how my beloved New York Knicks are out of the playoffs, I could use a chuckle or two...or maybe five.
Here are some of the most embarrassing endorsement commercials in NBA history.