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Superstar athletes are born with an amazing gift: their bodies. Here, Kyrie Irving loses his in a Kids Foot Locker commercial that features a more metaphysically terrifying version of a face-swap app, and it should give you nightmares.
The ad speaks to a desire that a growing number of young ones hold. Namely, to be Kyrie.
“Kyrie is such a great role model for so many kids across the country, both on and off the court,” said Chris Santaella, the general manager of Kids Foot Locker. “We had a lot of fun bringing that to life with this spot. His latest signature Nike shoe, the Kyrie 2, will certainly be a back-to-school favorite at Kids Foot Locker this year.”
Irving’s eminently graceful style and ability to take over big games with scoring runs is the stuff that playground fantasies are made of. It is not hard for you to imagine a ten-year-old version of yourself running around your driveway and announcing in a hushed theatrical announcer’s voice that you are shooting the game-winning shot of Game 7 in the 2016 NBA Finals. If there was indeed an app that could steal his abilities and transfer them to your own body, you would download it, and so would I.