During the game, there were a number of flashback moments and tributes played by former teammates and many of today’s star players. All were filled with adulation and respect for this amazing player, who spent 20 years as a Los Angeles Laker. One highlight was an amazing commercial from Nike called “The Conductor,” which featured many of Bryant’s famous opponents like Rasheed Wallace, Paul Pierce and even the Chicago Bulls Mascot among others. The ad features these players singing their rendition of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” a soul music classic by the late great Otis Redding from his 3rd album, Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul.
In our ongoing effort to connect the past and present, we wanted to present the ad along with an incredible live performance of the track performed live for your enjoyment. Check out both and let us know what you think.
Nike’s “The Conductor” Commercial
Otis Redding – “I’ve Been Loving You So Long”