Foot Locker Debuts Two New Spots Ahead Of NBA Draft

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Ben Simmons in a new Foot Locker ad.
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Foot Locker is getting in on the pre-NBA Draft action with two new spots starring projected top pick Ben Simmons.

Simmons played for a year at Louisiana State University before declaring that he would enter the 2016 draft. He is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, the likelihood of which Simmons — who worked out with the team today — hinted at on his Instagram.

 

Foot Locker tapped Simmons for two commercials, the first of which shows him making an at-home ad for Foot Locker before he’s drafted. In it he asks a puppet version of NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns for advice before the draft.

In the second, Simmons stars alongside the real Towns and fellow NBA players D’Angelo Russell and Devin Booker. When Simmons asks for advice as he enters the league, Russell asks if he has a phone and chucks it out the door and into a pool.

The NBA Draft will be held on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Watch both ads below.

 

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