McDonald's Remakes Byrd-Jordan Ad With New Stars

In 1993, McDonald's aired a Super Bowl ad featuring NBA stars Larry Bird and Michael Jordan facing off on a basketball court — vying for a Big Mac. McDonald's is bringing back the ad, but this time NBA stars Dwight Howard and LeBron James are playing the fast-food challenge. We'll find out who wins that showdown — and the one on the football field — on Sunday.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And speaking of past Super Bowl ads, our last word in business today takes us back to 1993. The word is rebound. That year, McDonalds aired an ad featuring NBA stars Larry Bird and Michael Jordan facing off on a basketball court vying for Big Mac. This year McDonalds is bringing back the ad.

(Soundbite of McDonalds commercial)

Mr. DWIGHT HOWARD (Basketball Player, Orlando Magic): LeBron.

Mr. LEBRON JAMES (Basketball Player, Cleveland Cavaliers): Whats up, Dwight? What you got in the bag?

Mr. HOWARD: Big Mac Fries.

Mr. JAMES: Ill play you for it.

MONTAGNE: As you can probably tell, this time its NBA stars Dwight Howard and LeBron James playing the fast food challenge. Well find out who wins that showdown and the one on the football field on Sunday.

Thats the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Im Renee Montagne.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

And Im Linda Wertheimer.

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