LeBron James Channels His Inner Rocky Balboa in New Nike Ad “Training Day” (Video)

LeBron James Training Day Ad

Never let it be said that hero worship is dead. If you don’t believe me, check out this bit of modern day hagiography from Nike Basketball, featuring LeBron James.

It’s a commercial called “Training Day,” and it features King James as a kind of Pied Piper of fitness, leading a steadily-growing army of children, teens, and adults through the streets of Miami, a la Rocky II (with Miami subbing for Philadelphia, obviously).  And at one point they even take a dip in the Atlantic ocean.

You can watch the LeBron James x Nike Basketball “Training Day” spot below, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to catch LeBron James at his house in real life, no matter how many young friends you have.

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