In Nike Basketball’s newest campaign, Kobe Bryant steps beyond his role as a basketball superstar and into the role of a motivational speaker. Learning from his own lessons of success on the court, Kobe inspires some of the most accomplished business, entertainment and sports leaders across the globe to reach for even greater success in their own lives. Dubbed “The KobeSystem: Success for the Successful,” Bryant’s winning philosophy is grounded in his proven ability to adapt to succeed as a player and also reflected in his revolutionary new signature shoe, the Nike Kobe VII System Supreme.
The cast features the following leaders from stage to screen, field to court, outer space to real-life motivational speaker:
Aziz Ansari, Acclaimed comedian and actor
Richard Branson, Entrepreneur and philanthropist
Landon Donovan, International soccer star
Larry Fitzgerald, All-Pro football player
Jerry Rice, Hall-of-Fame football player
Tony Robbins, Motivational speaker and best-selling author
Paul Rodriguez, Skateboard extraordinaire
Hope Solo, Gold-medal winning soccer player
LeeHom Wang, Award-winning Chinese entertainer
Kanye West, Multi-platinum recording artist
Serena Williams, Grand Slam tennis champion
In addition to the TV spot, the KobeSystem personalities will be featured in a variety of digital content films including testimonials proclaiming their affinity for “the system” and individual films showing where they fit on Kobe’s success pyramid.
Shot in Hollywood, the Nike KobeSystem “Success for the Successful” commercial spot was directed by Jody Hill. Known for his role as co-creator and executive producer of the series Eastbound & Down, Hill has directed, produced and acted in a variety of features films. The campaign was produced by Wieden + Kennedy of Portland, Ore.