McDonald's Commercials Featuring Celebrities That Are So Good, You Have to Watch Them Again

Travis Scott at McDonald's 2020

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, or J Balvin have appeared in McDonald’s commercials over the years.

Michael Jordan a Larry Bird - “Nothing But Net” (1993)

In this legendary 1993 ad, basketball legends Michael Jordan (1963) and Larry Bird (1956) compete in a game of for a Big Mac hamburger. Their trick shots become increasingly outrageous, ending with a shot from Chicago’s Hancock Center. This commercial is famed for its humor and the memorable phrase “Nothing but net.”

Justin Timberlake - “I’m Lovin’ It” (2003)

Singer Justin Timberlake (1981) helped launch McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” campaign in 2003, performing the catchy jingle that became a global hit. This campaign aimed to connect with a younger audience and remains one of McDonald’s most successful slogans.

LeBron James - “NBA Legends” (2010)

In 2010,LeBron James (1984) starred in a McDonald’s ad that paid homage to the 1993 “Nothing But Net” commercial. LeBron and Dwight Howard perform incredible trick shots, continuing the legacy of basketball legends in McDonald’s advertising.

Travis Scott - “The Travis Scott Meal” (2020)

The Travis Scott (1991) Meal in 2020 featured a customized Quarter Pounder, fries, BBQ sauce, and a Sprite. This collaboration was hugely successful, with many locations selling out.

J Balvin - “The J Balvin Meal” (2020)

Following Travis Scott, McDonald’s partnered with J Balvin (1985) for another special meal featuring a Big Mac, fries, and an Oreo McFlurry. This collaboration continued McDonald’s trend of using celebrity influence to create buzz and attract customers.

This collection of iconic McDonald’s commercials featuring prominent personalities not only provides a nostalgic look back for their fans but also illustrates how successful the connection between a well-known fast-food chain and celebrities can be.


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