He’s back! Of course, I’m talking about internet sensation Nathan Apodaca, who went viral last month by drinking cranberry juice while skateboarding along the highway in his native Idaho Falls. The video, which featured the song “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, is already up to 48.6 million views on Tik Tok with no end in sight. Apodaca, known by his social media handle “420doggface208,” has inspired countless parodies and recreations of his iconic video, which even earned him a shout-out from rock legend Mick Fleetwood.
We know Ocean Spray to be Apodaca’s juice brand of choice while skateboarding and longboarding appear to be his preferred methods of travel, but until recently, his sports loyalties remained a mystery. However, the 37-year-old has finally weighed in on this subject, revealing his Lakers fandom over the weekend by posting a video shortly after L.A.’s Game 6 clincher over Miami, a victory that propelled Los Angeles to its 17th NBA championship.
Apodaca skated to a different tune this time, jamming to “We Are the Champions” by Queen in acknowledgment of the Lakers’ first title since 2010. The juice-loving skateboarder was dressed for the occasion, repping the purple and gold by donning a vintage Kobe Bryant jersey. Bryant’s memory in the wake of his tragic passing earlier this year was referenced frequently throughout L.A.’s postseason run.
Between his newfound internet fame, a truck full of goodies gifted to him by the folks at Ocean Spray (clearly appreciative of the free publicity) and LeBron lifting his beloved Lakers to glory, everything is coming up aces for “Doggface” right now.