You might not be too familiar with Emmanuel Mudiay yet, since he played in China last year, not in the NCAA. But you’re about to get to know him, as you will almost definitely hear his name called in the Top 10 picks of the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night.
In celebration of Mudiay’s matriculation to the League, today Foot Locker debuted a series of TV spots that will air during Thursday night’s Draft. The series of commercials is called “Life Changes After the Draft,” and they’re pretty hilarious. The concept is simple, and the execution is on-point. Look close enough and you’ll even see a SLAM shout out in the ad above.
“My journey has been defined by life-changing moments and without a doubt my NBA Draft experience will forever change my story,” said Mudiay via Foot Locker press release. “Being a part of Foot Locker’s ‘Life Changes After the Draft’ campaign is something I’ll remember as a special part of this experience, and it’s exciting to know people will have an opportunity to see a fun side of my off-court life.”
This week, the annual SLAM x Foot Locker Draft Suite is going down, where we’ll be hanging out with and interviewing Mudiay and some of his fellow top prospects, so stay tuned for much more. Until then, check out the other three spots from the campaign below: