Kobe Bryant — The “kloser”

This is a great new ad from vitaminwater. Kobe Bryant explains how to “klose.”

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  • CS

    Great ad with bad timing after a rough shooting night

  • trippleocho

    LeBron, are you taking notes?

  • http://www.ld2k.com Chris Manning

    Love this ad.

    This is great. I love how they mentioned the infamous Kobe photos too. Brilliant.

  • WINLESS

    Paul Piece of Sh*t ***KLOSED***

    Boston fans ***KLOSED***

    Derek Fisher bandwagoners ***KLOSED***

    LeChoke ball lickers ***KLOSED***

    ESPN ***KLOSED***

    East Coast bias ***KLOSED***

    Nuff said!

    • 242LakerFan

      LOL Yeah, that about covers it!

  • CT in L.A.

    Very cool ad; clever and good to see he could take a lil’ shot at himself about those pix!!

  • JohnnyB

    doesnt Kobe like to Klose the deal on a first date? :)

    • Losdog

      OHHHH!

  • Matt from Dallas

    kobe knowss

  • http://thetruthrenaissance.wordpress.com/ BE_A_LakerFan

    I love how they threw the pictures in there.. great ad. Gotta laugh at yourself sometimes lol.

  • TOUCHING_MYSELF

    ABOUT TIME THAT MORE KOBE COMMERCIALS ARE COMING OUT! Sheesh! Beginning to think that the whole world went LeB!tch crazy! This is the type of ads and commercials that Kobe and his guys need to do for his image!

    We all know about the Mamba and how serious he is when it comes to games and especially playoff games, but the constant scowl on the face just isn’t pleasing for the general masses and definitely doesn’t help in winning over in the realm of public opinion.

    Having said that, with more commercials like this where he can make fun of himself, and be lighthearted and actually show his teeth in a SMILE and not in ANGER, he will definitely enjoy a rise in his fan base.

    GO PAU!!!!!!!!
    GO KOBE!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO FISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO BYNUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO ARTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO LO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO GET THAT WIN TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/thejahjah Josh Herrington

    I liked the part where he said “klosed”.

  • Betto

    Oh wow, thought this was gonna be some cheesy prop commercial but it’s legit and it’s for vitaminwater, funny I was drinking that before game 3. I’ve noticed that he’s not drinking gatorade like he used to on games, he just drinks water. Best “Kloser” in the game, KOBE!!!

  • justdogm1

    i heard LE BRONZE turned that one down,too fake……

  • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

    This is the best ad I’ve seen! I love it!

  • http://www.twitter.com/TLN24 Marwan Marzina

    LeBron featured in a ‘Klosed’ ad would rather be ‘close’ as in ‘I was close but never got it’.

    • http://myspace.com/taeyongpark Day

      lol

  • Robert

    Great commercial. And even better, we don’t have those friggin’ puppet commercials this year, pitting LeChoke against Kobe (what’s the point?).
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    Kobe, we need to Klose out this series – waiting for the Figueroa parade. Didn’t get enough of that parade last year. Also, need at least one more next year.