L.A. Times: Now to see just whose age this is . . .
As Little Kobe and Little LeBron, the muppets Nike calls its “MVP Puppets,” announced in their latest commercial, in which they play “SportsCenter” anchors, the rivalry is back on!
And just in time for Christmas!
With ESPN and Nike as core NBA sponsors, what are the chances Little Kobe and Little LeBron become the first muppets to anchor a real “SportsCenter” between now and the Lakers’ Christmas game against the Cavaliers?
Nike debuted the muppets last spring, alongside its “Dream Season 23 & 24″ documentary, in which narrator Justin Timberlake mused:
“As these friends grow closer to a showdown, you have to wonder, what are they thinking?”
By the Finals, where Orlando represented the East after stunning the Cavaliers, James was thinking, “What happened to my showdown?”