Erasing the line between man-to-man defense and movies, Kobe Bryant is pitching the all-female “Ghostbusters” movie with a TV commercial in which he’s Mamba the ghost killer.
As Newsy.com reported: “Bryant will join the new ‘Ghostbusters’ squad for a cameo role when the reboot of the ’80s classic premieres in July. On Thursday, he gave The Players’ Tribune an exclusive first look at his appearance.
“This won’t be Bryant’s first IMDb credit. His rookie year, he made an appearance on the ’90s sitcom ‘Moesha,’ playing opposite his famous prom date, Brandy Norwood. His next cameo came almost 20 years later, in the 2015 comedy ‘Daddy’s Home.'”
Comments on the retired Lakers great:
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 3, 2016
Is it bad that the Kobe Bryant Ghostbusters commercial looks better than the actual Ghostbusters movie? #NBAFinals
— Ross Dillon! (@HypnoRoss) June 3, 2016
That Kobe ad is the first I’ve heard of about a new Ghostbusters. I presume there are men in it?
— Max Silvestri (@maxsilvestri) June 3, 2016
We need to market this female-centric Ghostbusters reboot
I got — Kobe
Yeah that’s perfect.
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 3, 2016
Didn’t even dawn on me that Kobe was really retired until I seen him in that Ghostbusters commercial.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) June 3, 2016