Zion Wade and Chris Paul II teamed up to film an adorable sports talk show in a 90-second commercial for SAP. They even got their own theme song and casual stand around and chat opening, just like the real television commentators you probably won’t like as much.
Paul II even gets to point out that the “man who pays my allowance” finished the season fourth in assists.
“Which I’ll be renegotiating this summer,” he added, staring directly into the camera.
The best moments are the most irreverent. The commercial features a cat named Stats roaring for no reason in a jump cut. Paul II also takes a shot at the hoop that misses, then asks the crew to “edit that part out.”
It’s an adorable ad for SAP that also doubles as an alternative look into the sports talk world. What if — instead of letting adults act like children and firing off takes with willful abandon — we just let actual children come up with them? And what if they were all stat-based? They’d probably be more entertaining, and they’d definitely be a lot more earnest in the work.
Zion Wade is 10, while Chris Paul II is just eight. In fact, it was his birthday last week.
There was no mention of what Chris Paul will do this offseason, but now that his son is in sports journalism I’m sure we’ll hear it from him first if he decides to go to San Antonio after all.