The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons 135-129 in a memorable double overtime showdown on Saturday night. After the fact, LeBron James and Anthony Davis both stepped to the podium to answer questions.
One of the more interesting interactions that took place between the pair happened to be about Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
Or, more specifically, Davis’ commercial that is set to air during the big game.
“Why am I just hearing about this?” a befuddled James asked.
“It was a surprise,” Davis responded. “Thanks for ruining it, Rachel.”
Jokes notwithstanding, the Lakers big man admitted that being in a Super Bowl commercial at this juncture meant a lot to him.
Now we know what motivates Gronk to play so hard. https://t.co/xFnKnjoXQ4
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 24, 2021
“It’s something that’s super cool to me, being a huge football fan,” he said.
“Like Bron said, you always watch the commercials … That’s one of the reasons why you watch the Super Bowl. For me to be a part of that legacy … it was great to me. I’m not sure how the world’s gonna take it yet. … I’m excited to be a part of that.”
Davis has official sponsorship agreements with Nike, Red Bull, Foot Locker, and Saks, but it is unclear whether he will be promoting one of those companies or a different one in his big commercial.
Prison time. https://t.co/XtOpqm6O39
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 7, 2021
“If you got a commercial on Super Bowl Sunday, you’re doing something right,” James concluded.
As far as James goes, he also couldn’t help but share his excitement for the big game.
The Lakers star has a super special tradition that he plans to bust out this year, and it will ensure that both he and his family have a very fun Sunday.
Jennifer Withers Hoey is a former Business Development Manager who transitioned to writing about sports. With valuable connections all over the West Coast, she has used those contacts to break some of the most interesting stories pertaining to the Portland Trail Blazers, Oregon Ducks, LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Seattle Supersonics (RIP), and more.