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(Video) Marc And Pau Gasol’s European Beer Commercial Features Beer Drinking

I know, weird, right? In America, advertisers are not allowed to show people swilling alcohol in commercials. But in Europe? It’s Thunderdome! What a crazy country.

In the commercial, Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol, along with his brother, Marc (who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies), are sipping on some suds after playing a spirited game of  hermano a hermano one-on-one basketball.

The inside scoop on the commercial for San Miguel Beer, from the Los Angeles Daily News (via Lakers Blog):

In the spot, the Gasols are sitting on a bench after playing a game of one-on-one basketball. Then they drink from the bottles of the nonalcohlic beer.

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa. Wait. Nonalcoholic beer? What the fungus? I suppose that’s how they roll in Europe. Nonalcoholically. What a crazy country!

Moving on, here’s is what big brother Pau is saying in the commercial:

In the commercial, Gasol says, translated from Spanish: “To be honest, I can’t recall the number of times I’ve seen my name written everywhere, in all the colors, sizes and types you can imagine, but the one that makes me feel more proud is the name I see on the back of my brother’s jersey.”

Wait, again. Spanish? They speak Spanish in Europe? I thought they all spoke European over there. Once again, Europe: what a crazy country! I’ll never figure those crazy cats out.

See Lakers’ Pau Gasol, brother Marc of Grizzlies, drink brews in Spanish commercial. [Los Angeles Daily News (via Lakers Blog)]