Kobe Bryant is no longer in the day-to-day spotlight that comes with being a top-tier NBA player but he is certainly keeping busy. Since his retirement, the Los Angeles Lakers great has ventured into the business world but, aside from that, Bryant has also carved out plenty of time to bring counsel to current athletes. In recent days, Bryant has advised Gordon Hayward on injury recovery, provided insight to Stephen Curry on dealing with a finger ailment and, of course, challenged various NBA players to achieve greatness.
On Friday, though, Bryant took his advisory talents to the football world, as he was brought in to speak to the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles in advance of a Week 14 showdown against the Los Angeles Rams.
In fact, Bryant was captured on camera donning an Eagles jersey and he seemed pretty pleased about simply having one with his name and number on it.
Bryant famously emerged from Lower Merion High School before jumping straight to the NBA and he has an extensive history with the city of Philadelphia. Despite the fact that the pep talk took place in Los Angeles (in advance of a Rams home game), it seems pretty clear where the Black Mamba’s allegiance lies and there is plenty of history beyond that.
The Eagles may not be able to go on the road and knock off a very good Rams team but, with Kobe Bryant on their side, Philly will seemingly be quite motivated to achieve big things.