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Video: Kobe's In An Apple Commercial With Michael B. Jordan

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that lifetime Laker Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of this season, which will be over for the Lakers after three more games. But Kobe surely won't be struggling for side gigs here and there—he landed a spot in a commercial for Apple TV that simultaneously honors him and makes fun of him for being #old.

ESPN writes that the commercial aired during the Lakers matchup against the Houston Rockets this afternoon. Dubbed "Father Time" the commercial shows actor Michael B. Jordan sitting in a trailer with Kobe, wearing his high school jersey, and watching old footage of the baller in his spryer days. Kobe assumes Jordan is playing a "young" version of himself in a Kobe Bryant biopic, and is perturbed when he's told by Jordan that he would be portraying Kobe "all the way through, with makeup and prosthetics and all that." Ha ha, get it? Because Kobe's old now.

For what it's worth, we would definitely watch a Kobe biopic starring Michael B. Jordan, who was totally robbed of an Oscar for his role in Creed.