MINNEAPOLIS — When the Timberwolves’ Kevin Love and the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving filmed their Pepsi Max commercial in August, Love had the crowd convinced he was an old man. He was limping and faking a hip injury before busting out his basketball moves, and his faux-aging was perhaps the best part of his acting.
The one person he didn’t fool: his dad, former NBA player Stan Love, who was on set for the filming.
“Pepsi wanted to bring him down the day before, and my management was like, ‘Oh, that would be too much,’ ” Love said in November after the commercial was released. “So they asked me the next day, and I flew him out the next day. He got to hang out with Kyrie’s dad, and it made for a great time. He loved it.”
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On Monday, Love tweeted an additional video, a behind-the-scenes look at the commercial and the moment when his dad first saw him in full old-man makeup after six hours of application.
In the video, Love says that Stan has no idea what he’s about to see when he walks into the room with his son. “Oh, my God,” Stan says upon seeing Kevin. “It’s too much.”
The resemblance between the two is striking, downright scary, in fact, although Love said after the fact that it didn’t frighten him how much he looked like his 63-year-old dad.