Foot Locker has done it again. Just a few months after introducing the world to James Harden’s R&B singing skills, the sports apparel company has unveiled another hilarious commercial.
The new Foot Locker commercial, which honors the brand’s upcoming “Week Of Greatness 2013” promotion, features an appearance by Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving. Faced with the prospect of a week of premium shoe releases, Irving remarks that “all is right in the world,” and starts to daydream.
Irving’s “daydream” features a slew of hilarious cameos, including appearances by Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Dennis Rodman and Brett Favre. In essence, Irving imagines scenarios in which all of the sports world’s most frustrating or bizarre occurrences—such as Tyson’s infamous attack on Holyfield, Favre’s “will he or won’t he” retirement saga, and Rodman’s generally strange behavior—are magically resolved.
First, a hilariously contrite Tyson apologizes to Holyfield and returns the former boxer’s earlobe, which he bit off during the pair’s legendary 1997 match. Next, Rodman announces that he’s purchasing a one-way ticket to North Korea (a dig at his recent friendship with Dear Leader Kim Jong-Un), drawing cheers from a group of onlookers.
Finally, Favre, who spent the last few years of his storied NFL career by repeatedly retiring and unretiring, announces that he’s done with his breakfast. “A man’s gotta know when to walk away,” he says.
All in all, the new Foot Locker commercial hilariously spoofs several memorable sports storylines. The company’s “Week Of Greatness” kicks off on Nov. 23.
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...