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Kobe Bryant appears in Nike's new soccer ad

May 20, 2010 |  6:31 pm

Within the three minutes of action-packed soccer, Nike's "Write the Future" commercial also features a dancing Kobe Bryant and a hilarious Homer Simpson, two bonuses that make a great soccer commercial even better.

Though the commercial has more to do with European soccer than Bryant, it's fitting the Black Mamba appeared in the spot, considering it illustrates how a goal-line clear, tackle or pass can significantly affect the course of a game with one simple play. Then of course, there's Bryant's endorsement deals with Nike and his high interest in soccer.

--Mark Medina

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