PHOTOS: Does Nike Read The News? New Ad Has Unfortunate Metaphors

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This probably isn't a big deal, but knowing the media, there will be at least a minor uproar over Nike's new print advertisement starring Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. Here's what people will be arguing about:

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Prepare for combat, eh? Not terrible. The same thing that got Lebron's mural taken down at the beginning of the year, but certainly nothing directly linking it to guns.

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Except... There's that text in the bottom right hand corner. Uh oh:

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"I don't leave anything in the chamber." Yikes. And even though Gilbert Arenas' guns didn't have anything in the chamber to begin with... "guns" and "basketball" is not an association that anyone's hoping for these days.

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Though if this is what it took to get rid of those damn puppets, maybe it's worth the uproar.

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