This video shows Bruce Lee playing table-tennis with nunchucks instead of a racket.

The description says something about Lee doing the commercial to promote cell phones for Nokia which makes me think it's fake but I don't know enough about all the timelines to say that for sure. Could this be real?

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    Timeline: Bruce Lee 1940-1973, Nokia N96 first available 2008. I think we can safely say he never (in person) advertised this model of Nokia :)
    – Jamiec
    May 17, 2013 at 7:28
  • @Jamiec - Nokia has been around since 1895 and the first cell phone was invented in 1973 ;-) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nokia
    – ARM
    Mar 25, 2021 at 14:12
  • nokia has been around for a long while, but that specific model of phone wasnt
    – Jamiec
    Mar 25, 2021 at 14:27

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Snopes have done the research.

This video clip purportedly showing actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee playing ping-pong with nunchaku (also called "nunchucks" or "nunchuks") is a digital creation intended as a viral advertisement for the Nokia N96 Limited Edition Bruce Lee cell phone, produced in 2008 (thirty-five years after Lee's death) [...]

The article goes on to quote the Chief Creative Officer responsible for the advert.

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