LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Mike Epps in NBA on TNT promo
Basketball is almost back, and 30 teams will soon embark on their own quest. It starts with Trainwreck star and occasional basketball player LeBron James and his team, the Cleveland Cavaliers — along with comedian Mike Epps — on “The Quest.”
Turner Sports has unveiled its new promotion for the 2015–16 season. The first spot, seen above, debuts on air Wednesday night during TBS’ broadcast of the MLB National League Wild Card Game.
“It’s awesome, man. The creative behind it makes sense for us,” says Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. “It fits for what we’re trying to do.”
The players sport desert adventurer garb and gather at the top of the dune. Sadly, the players weren’t actually shuttled to Dubai to film. EW has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video that breaks down production on the video and features interviews with Epps and Irving.
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“The Quest” will also feature the Los Angeles Clippers (Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Paul Pierce) with Billy Crystal and the Houston Rockets (James Harden, Dwight Howard) with D.J. Hughley, and the world champion Golden State Warriors.
Catch the clip below to see how it was made.