Throwback To Kobe Bryant’s Amazing ‘Jalen Rose Roasting’ ESPN Commercial


While most remember Kobe Bryant’s insane 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors, some can’t forget. One of them is Jalen Rose, who was among the unlucky men that night, that had the pleasure of guarding Kobe Bryant.

In 2017, Rose, who now is an ESPN analyst, starred in a commercial for ESPN, together with the man he wasn’t able to guard that night, and it is still one of the best commercials I’ve ever seen.

The commercial begins with Jalen Rose looking at his phone as he walks into a restaurant. Kobe Bryant is already sitting in the restaurant, sees Rose and yells ‘Jalen’.

Rose turns around with a big fake smile on his face and they start talking. Then, a waiter interrupts them, asking Bryant what he would like to drink. Kobe orders a vodka martini. The waiter then asks Kobe how many olives he wanted. Kobe replies (you already know) ’81’….


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