Los Angeles Dodgers fan Kobe Bryant visited the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday at their hotel outside of L.A. to chat with the team ahead of their contest on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
The pride of Lower Merion, Bryant says he grew up cheering for the Birds and still gets nervous every time they play. He received a special gift during his visit, an official No. 8 Eagles jersey which you can watch him put on in the below video.
Bryant said he thinks the character of this current Eagles team is special. No word yet on what he told the Eagles players, but our Dave Zangaro is in Cali and will follow up with them later today.
1on1 with @kobebryant after he spoke to @Eagles 🔥🔥🔥🔥— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 8, 2017
“I get nervous before every game”
“I think the character of this team is special. And thats what wins championships...
Main message to team? “Details”#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/VjbMQRjEgB
Lower Merion’s @kobebryant just spoke to his #Eagles🦅team🔥🔥— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 8, 2017
Loves putting on @Eagles jersey
Says he gets so nervous for games and wont move spots during games if things are going 👍🏼💯
Hear from Kobe @NBCSPhilly @NBCPhiladelphia today! #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/GyrvNd82W2
#Eagles had Kobe Bryant talk to the team today at their hotel in Costa Mesa, Calif.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 8, 2017
Eagles fan Kobe Bryant giving Doug Pederson a hug before addressing Eagles players today. pic.twitter.com/4wJPA9g53v— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 8, 2017
Love this: Kobe Bryant with Jeffrey Lurie after Bryant spoke to team this morning pic.twitter.com/8LmiSqjXww— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) December 8, 2017