I saw this commercial for the new Guitar Hero for the first time yesterday, and I was completely unprepared for what happened. You get the Risky Business motif right away, and then A-Rod, Tony Hawk, and Michael Phelps — the world’s best in their respective sports — slide into view and look like dorks. That much I understand. That much I expect that from A-Rod and Phelps.
But then Kobe comes out as the singer, and holy hell he really sells it. For a guy who’s always so cold and calculated — from the hardcourt to Colorado hotel rooms — I have to say, I was really impressed. Although I would have been more impressed if he was only wearing tighty-whiteys. C’mon, I can’t be the only one who wants these men wearing fewer clothes! Hello? Anyone?