Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul continues to win our hearts via amazing television commercials. After giving us a great Christmas present in the form of State Farm agent Cliff Paul, Paul has outdone himself once again in an advertisement for the NBA.
Directed by the legendary Spike Lee, the commercial features Paul running the point in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. From a random restaurant booth, legendary point guards Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Steve Nash are watching the game and enjoying some french fries. On the wall behind them, one can see pictures of legendary guards like John Stockton, just to name one.
Suddenly, Paul literally disappears into thin air, but reappears on the court seconds later. He disappears again, only to come back in the blink of an eye.
Well, fans, guess where Paul disappears to? No, he's not staying on the court just to mess with the opposition or maybe pants the player trying to guard him.
Rather, Paul is joining Magic and Nash at the restaurant, watching the very game in which he is playing. Forget that he's ditching his teammates in an important game, he also has the nerve to steal a french fry!
Magic is fortunately able to put the youngster in his place, and Paul returns to the game to drive the lane and make a pretty layup.
My question is this: When did the NBA turn into Harry Potter World? Granted, it's a commercial and not real by any means, but can you imagine what the league would look like if players constantly disappeared into thin air like Paul does in this ad? It'd be one giant on-court mess, from a rise in flagrant fouls to maybe some pranks.
Regardless of that, the commercial is fun. Paul revels in this new power like a kid on Christmas, and Johnson looks at him in an avuncular manner while at the same time wanting to say, "Come on, kid. Get your head in the game!"
Definitely give this commercial a watch, and you'll soon after find yourself adding another item on your "Reasons to Love CP3" list.