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WATCH: Kobe Bryant watched MLS legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic knock out the Italian soccer legend

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Kobe Bean Bryant is one of the greatest players to ever play basketball. During the 2000s decade, no basketball star was bigger than Kobe. After Shaq left the Lakers for the Miami Heat, for several years Kobe was an individual team. Kobe was also fond of other sports. Having been in Italy during his early years, Kobe was also a football fan. And in a resurfaced video, Kobe can be seen in a commercial with Italian soccer legend Pirlo.

In an old Nike a d campaign, we can see many football stars playing football. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is seen dribbling the ball and running towards the opposition goal. He is then fouled, so he lines up for a free kick. We also see other footballers like Neymar, Andrés Iniesta and Mario Götze. Zlatan then takes the free kick, which then hits Andrea Pirlo in the head. Andrea then, sitting in the audience with Kobe, said “ I’m glad it’s not me“. Kobe has the last word though when he says: ” It’s a good header“.

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Kobe Bryant – The legend who was more than the game

Kobe was part of the legendary 1996 NBA Draft class. He was not originally drafted by the Lakers, but Jerry West later traded for Kobe to pair him with Shaq. It started another dynastic run for the Lakers, which won them three NBA championships.

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Kobe would end up playing for only one team. He had two of his jerseys retired by the Lakers in numbers 8 and 24. He would end up winning 5 NBA championships over two different eras.

Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce (R) drives the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (L) during Game 3 of the 2008 NBA Finals in Los Angeles, California June 10, 2008. Bryant scored 36 points and the The Los Angeles Lakers held off Boston to defeat the Celtics 87-81, shooting two games to one in the National Basketball Association Finals. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

After going through a period where he and the Lakers couldn’t compete, the trade for Pau Gasol changed everything.

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Pau Gasol gave Kobe a legitimate running mate. They both made three consecutive NBA Finals and won two. One of them was against their great rival Boston Celtics. Let us know in the comments below your favorite Kobe moment.