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Top 10 McDonalds Commercials Featuring Athletes

Top 10 McDonalds Commercials Featuring Athletes

McDonalds
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What better way to advertise slimy burgers and soggy french fires than with athletes? Here's a look at the top 10 McDonalds commercials starring athletes.

10. Yao Ming

10. Yao Ming

Yao Ming
YouTube

Ah, so that's why he's so tall! Cheeky, Yao Ming.

9. LeBron James and Johnny Manziel

9. LeBron James and Johnny Manziel

LeBron James
YouTube

My favorite part of this commercial is the hidden gem: Johnny Manziel. You might not have noticed him when the commercial first aired, but you better believe that even in college Manziel was worthy enough to be invited to the McDonalds secret club.

8. Space Jam

8. Space Jam

Charles Barkley
YouTube

The next best thing to Space Jam is a Space Jam commercial accommodated by greasy burgers. This was the perfect commercial to appeal to both adults and children.

7. Kobe Bryant

7. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant
YouTube

There are two ways you can interrupt this commercial:

1. Our burgers are so good, even Kobe Bryant eats them! 2. If you eat our burgers, your performance will deteriorate.

You decide.

6. Venus and Serena Williams

6. Venus and Serena Williams

Venus and Serena Williams
YouTube

Tennis superstars (and sisters) Venus and Serena Williams team up to promote the McDonalds Dollar Menu with the now defunct Hamburglar. Am I the only one who misses the Hamburglar?

5. Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco

5. Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco

Colin Kaepernick
YouTube

Things get a little weird on the NFL sidelines when athletes eat Mighty Wings. Unfortunately, the Mighty Wings weren't as big of a hit for us Average Joes. The Mighty Wings failed so miserably that McDonalds slashed the price on them just to get rid of their back-stock.

4. 2014 Winter Olympics

4. 2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics
YouTube

There has always been a campaign to encourage athletes to quit endorsing fast food. I get it, but you can't deny how beautiful and moving that commercial was.

3. LeBron James and Dwight Howard

3. LeBron James and Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard
YouTube

Almost ten years after Michael Jordan and Larry Bird appeared in McDonald's famous H.O.R.S.E. commercials, the fast food giant decided to revamp the advertisement with today's NBA stars.

2. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird Part II

2. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird Part II

Michael Jordan
YouTube

Part II of Michael Jordan and Larry Bird's H.O.R.S.E commercial might offer more intense challenges than the first, but it just doesn't beat the original.

1. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird

1. Michael Jordan and Larry Bird

Michael Jordan
YouTube

You know that great commercial I keep talking about? That was it! The holy grail of McDonalds commercials. Now, who's ready for a burger?

Amanda Sklarek is a Pittsburgh Penguins/NHL writer for RantSports.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandabukowski, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.