An advertisement featuring two of basketball’s biggest superstars is causing a stir over an alleged gun reference — less than a week after two NBA players were suspended for carrying firearms to the locker room.
The Nike ad, which appears in several publications including Sports Illustrated and ESPN The Magazine, features LeBron James and Kobe Bryant posing next to the quote: “Prepare For Combat: I’ll Do Whatever It Takes To Win Games. I Don’t Leave Anything In The Chamber….”
The word “chamber” is creating controversy, with some sports fans claiming the remark is a reference to firearms. Nike contends that the ad has nothing to do with gun violence.
The NBA has called the “Prepare For Combat” campaign “inappropriate.”
Obviously couldn’t show the add. If you’ve seen it tell us was it really that bad?