Larry & Magic as Miscolored M&Ms

The ad wizards at Mars, Inc. have a new print spot running during March Madness and, this being the 30th anniversary of Michigan State vs. Indiana State putting the tourney on the map, they dressed up a few M&M characters to look like Larry and Magic.

But instead of using Sycamore baby blue for Larry and Spartan green for Earvin, they opted for the pair’s NBA colors instead. I suppose it’s possible they didn’t wanna confuse people by putting Magic in green when Larry is the iconic Celtic, but it’s probably more likely that the company collectively dropped the ball here.

Either way, M&M Larry has an exquisite haircut and an elegant mustache.

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