Many of us haven’t heard from Larry Johnson for a while — not the running back who can’t stay out of trouble — but the former basketball player. Johnson starred on UNLV’s 1990 title team, was selected first overall in the ’91 NBA draft, and along with Alonzo Mourning, made the Charlotte Hornets cool. We haven’t heard too much from Grandmama for a while, but Hoops Journal points out we will be hearing from him plenty in the coming months.
Hoops Journal shares the news that LJ has partnered with Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc on a new line of sweet teas. According to Hall of Fame Beverages, “This line of flavored teas is currently in development and will come in sweetened natural flavors reminiscent of the cool refreshment from hot summer afternoons sitting on the porch at Grandmama’s house.” Not that Arizona Iced Teas and Snapple needed any competition in the iced tea market, but I imagine I’m not alone in saying I will try it. Think about it: if I have a choice between a handful of drinks, I’m picking the one with Grandmama on the wrapper. Have you forgotten how amazing he was for Converse?
TV land is a much better place with Grandmama in it, so let’s hope some of his ads will be coming back.
UPDATE: Here’s what appears to be one of his new commercials