Who would you rather sit next to on a long flight – Kobe Bryant or Lionel Messi? That’s the question Turkish Airlines posted in their new ad, which features both jocks vying for a young passenger’s attention.
The Bryant moments have the Laker star making balloon animals and stacking playing card pyramids. Messi gets some time to shine too, via futbol tricks and juggling acts.
The ironic twist is (Spoiler Alert) that the kid chooses ice cream over the both of them. Of course it’s all done in a humorous tone and wraps up with a sexy stewardess telling viewers to “Fly Turkish.”
And despite being a rather simple promo, the Kobe/Messi spot has picked up a ton of viral attention. The clip has earned over 21 million views since its December 6 debut and more than likely sparked up plenty of ticket sales to Istanbul.