This week, Nike Basketball announced the return of Li’l Penny. While he’s already taken over the sector’s Instagram page, we have high hopes for new commercials and viral clips. In the spirit of his comeback, we revisit a history of his TV spots, originally posted around the launch of the Nike Air Penny V.
Is Li’l Penny returning to TV? While nothing has been confirmed and we shouldn’t get our hopes up, we have our hopes up. Inspiring commercial success for the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the dynamic duo of Hardaway and Rock penetrated pop culture and sold sneakers. As we prepare for the possibility of a Nike Air Penny 5 ad, take a look back at the clips that started it all.
Penny Hardaway’s flashy game but reserved persona played to parody in this Air Penny 1 introduction.