The Spurs point guard stars in a new wireless headphones spot for the ubiquitous Beats By Dre, and while it’s not LeBron-esque in its grandeur, it does offer an interesting divide at this point in the offseason.
In the ad, Parker is shown working out, icing his aging body, and preparing for…something. He’s also making a phone call to fellow Frenchman, Thierry Henry, who challenges him by asking, “How much do you even have left?” Henry’s questioning over the phone act as the chorus to the spot. “How long can you go on like this?”
“You have nothing left to prove,” Henry pleads. He’s right, by the way. Parker has four titles, a Finals MVP in 2007, six all-star selections, most recently in 2014, and the respect of all who have watched him do his thing.
This is when the ad cuts to a series of inane reporter’s questions (they’re always the bad guys in these spots, just ask Draymond Green) asking if it’s fair of Tony to suit up for France with the 2015-16 NBA season so close on the horizon. Cut back to Parker on the phone with Henry. He’s finally got an answer for all those questions he keeps getting asked.
“This isn’t about me. This is for France.” Cue the DRE slow walk with Parker blocking out all the media noise with his wireless headphones.