Could Gun Slang in Kobe-LeBron Ad Offend?
An advertisement featuring the NBA’s two biggest superstars includes a gun reference, the same week two players were suspended for carrying firearms to the locker room.
The Nike ad, inside the cover of this week’s editions of ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated, has LeBron James on one page and Kobe Bryant on the other. Along with the slogan, "Prepare For Combat," is a quote from each player showing how tough he is.
Bryant’s blurb says: "I’ll do whatever it takes to win games. I don’t leave anything in the chamber."