OnMilwaukee.com—March 12, 2015
Gatorade, an iconic sports drink (and now recovery food) company was hours away from rolling out its newest campaign for its Gatorade Recover product line, centered around the Milwaukee Bucks rookie forward.
This new ad is his first as the focal point, as it quickly chronicles his "basketball life" from his time at Simeon, his freshman campaign at Duke University, the beginning of his career in Milwaukee – and then through the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in Phoenix on Dec. 15.
Parker underwent surgery to repair his damaged ACL on Jan. 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and has largely remained out of the public eye since.
"You know what, I'm trying to stay as positive as possible," he said of the recovery process. "I'm not really trying to consume so much of basketball right now. Just trying to get what I need to do and most importantly learn. Learn the game."
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