After spending most of the past 20 years becoming the Lakers’ main on-court attraction, Kobe Bryant has not wasted time promoting other sports’ stars.
Bryant’s latest efforts did not involve pitching his recent competitors on the hardwood, though. It involved Bryant pitching those that, well, play on the pitch. The former Lakers’ star appeared in a promo for coverage surrounding the Copa America Centenario telecasts on Fox, Fox Sports 1 and FX.
There, Bryant listed several soccer stars, such as Argetina’s Lionel Messi and Uruguay’s Luis Suarez. Bryant dis so with the same enthusiasm and familiarity that both many of Bryant’s peers and fans did for him.
Bryant has remained a longtime soccer fan of the Brazilian national team, FC Barcelona and AC Milan. Hence, it hardly seems surprising that one of many Bryant’s retirement ventures includes promoting the “Beautiful Game.” It will likely include attending the event as well, which begins on June 3 with the U.S. hosting Columbia in Santa Clara.