Clever Nike ad for Kobe Bryant’s farewell, he conducts the love/hate


You knew Nike was going to nail “Mamba Day.”

Aside from getting current elite athletes such as Mike Trout to not-quite-still-elite-athletes like Charles Barkley to wear special black-and-gold Kobe-themed shoes on Wednesday, they released a new ad to commemorate his career.

As we’ve come to expect from Nike, they nailed it. Nice cameos by Paul Pierce and Phil Jackson, too.