Houston Rockets wing Chandler Parsons is not necessarily his team's most well known player. Starting alongside James Harden and Dwight Howard, he has a reputation as a very talented, perhaps underrated talent with the ability to contribute in virtually every aspect while helping the rest of the lineup to cohere. When Parsons does earn attention, it's usually from analysts and fans griping about how and why he doesn't get enough attention.
But Parsons is something of a star, at least based on his appearance in this ad for Buffalo David Bitton (via SLAM). Be warned that the spot is somewhat NSFW, in that it features a scantily clad man (Parsons) and woman (model Ashley Sky) cavorting suggestively on a beach:
Parsons, for his part, is talking about his foray into modeling as if it's no big deal. Here's how he introduced the campaign on Twitter, complete with photo:
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) December 19, 2013
Parsons doesn't discuss the ad as if it's a cool thing he did on a lark — it's spoken of in the matter-of-fact way that suggests he wouldn't mind if modeling became a second career. Like teammates Harden and Howard, both of whom have ventured into the world of acting, Parsons is looking to expand his portfolio. He's considered a role player, but he might not wish that to be the case.
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