Over the last few years, Pepsi has been taking advantage of Kyrie Irving’s hilarious “Uncle Drew” persona to promote their various different types of soda. After Irving helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first ever NBA championship, he brought the character back for a new and awesome commercial.
The commercial is titled “Uncle Drew: Champions are Born Out of The Fire” and it follows him as he prepares for his journey to the championship. It is pretty amazing.
The video also pays tribute to Kyrie Irving’s three-point shot that helped the Cavaliers bring home their first title and the city of Cleveland first professional sports championship in 52 years. “Uncle Drew” reminds everyone that “buckets are earned,” not given.
This character has to be one of the coolest in all of professional sports.