Found April 11, 2013 on
AT&T has released a new video that highlights some of the outtakes from the "Bigger is better" commercial featuring Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Russell. It turns out that numerous ideas were originally on the table and that there was a ton of footage left on the cutting room floor. AT&T wisely decided to upload some of that footage to YouTube for all of our enjoyment.
It's nice to see all four men appeared to enjoy shooting this commercial, but Bill Russell might have had the most fun of anyone involved. Bird also has an incredibly tough time saying his lines which led to a rather humorous take where he grunts all of his responses.
(H/T Pro Basketball Talk)
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NBA icons Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird and Bill Russell have combined for 25 championships on the court.
Off the court, the Hall of Famers have joined forces in AT&T's "It's not complicated" campaign.
In the outtakes recently released, Laker legend Johnson is prodded by 12-time All-Star Russell after struggling with lines.
The AT&T commercials featuring the little kids have gone viral the last few months, and during the NCAA tournament they switched out the kids for basketball legends Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The commercials were funny but these outtakes are hysterical, and definitely a must-watch.
Here are some more laughs from Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson while shooting their new AT&T ad campaign, “It’s not complicated.”
In this clip, Russell mocks both Magic and Larry as they fumble through lines. Bird also plays duck-duck-goose. Kinda.
If you haven’t seen them, John posted a couple of the spots last week.
(h/t LA Times)
This is a hilarious photo shop that made me chuckle so I decided to post it. This is what running a blog is all about, doing what you want when you want so why not post a joke about a player who shares those same principles. Not sure who the original poster of this photo is but I found it here.
Michael Jordan & Larry Bird “McDonald’s commercials” Larry Johnson “GrandMaMa commercials” Anfernee Penny Hardaway “Lil Penny commercials” LeBron James “Sprite commercials” Kobe Bryant & LeBron James “Puppets commercials” Kyrie Irving “Uncle Drew commercials”