After getting retired from NBA, Kobe Bryant took a real different path of appearing in a Chinese food ad playing Ping-Pong. According to Angela Doland of Ad Age, Kobe Bryant is the newest pitchman for a Chinese food-delivery startup.
Ele.me¸ a spot for the brand means ‘Are you hungry?’
The brand featuring the former Los Angeles Lakers legend that gets schooled in table tennis before some food arrives.
Chairman of McCann Worldgroup China, Tomaz Mok, told Doland:
“Kobe’s worth the money spent, no matter how much.” He further added that he didn’t know how much was he making.
In August, we will be watching a follow-up ad featuring China’s most popular athlete.