So I was watching the 2016 NBA finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and I saw this commercial,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOAOnujZZSw (Edit: Apparently the video keeps being taken down)

Now first I want to state that I don’t hate Lebron James and this post isn’t about bashing him. I’m sure he was not involved in the mathematics of the Kia commercial.

However, this commercial just doesn’t make sense. If event A never occurs then we can conclude that it’s the empty set and so it’s meaningless to talk about the probability of B given A.

Plus I wonder why it seems commercials or movies always have to have a blackboard jam packed with, more often than not, random math formulas or just mathematical notations.

Oh, well. It’s just a Kia commercial.… Read more