Kobe Bryant has had plenty of adidas and Nike commercials in the United States, but now he has one in Italy, too. The Lakers shooting guard is the star of a mini-movie about a fictional movie, which has been cut down to be used as a Nike commercial in Italy.
This being Italy, he also gets a few footballers as co-stars. Wesley Sneijder, Gennaro Gattuso and Claudio Marchisio all join Bryant, and you will be shocked to see what roles they play. Sniejder is the über-skilled ultimate assassin, Gattuso is the villain and Marchisio is the good guy playing with children. So out of character.
You can see the full four-minute video after the jump.
Having grown up in Italy, Kobe appearing in an Italian commercial makes sense, and we know that he has some soccer skills. Unfortunately we did not get to see Sneijder, Gattuso or Marchisio try to show off their basketball skills, or perhaps their lack thereof. Is there a behind-the-scenes video anywhere? Any outtakes? Pleaseeee!