LOOK: Kobe Bryant rocks No. 8 Eagles jersey, gives pep talk to team in L.A.
The longtime Lakers star says Philadelphia has the 'spirit of a team' that can win a championship
LeBron James isn't the only NBA icon to in 2017.
Two days before the Birds' anticipated Kobe Bryant showed up at the team's temporary West Coast facilities, complete with a custom No. 8 Eagles jersey, and gave what several players have called a resounding pep talk thanks to an invitation from head coach Doug Pederson.,
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! #FlyEaglesFlypic.twitter.com/GyrvNd82W2
A Philly native who played his entire NBA career and won five titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant told reporters Friday that the Eagles have the "character" and the "spirit of a team" that can win a championship, although he refused to crown them out of admitted superstition. As documented by NBC Philadelphia's John Clark and the Eagles' Dave Spadaro, he said he preached "details" to the team during an afternoon meeting, reminding the team that there will be "so much hype" for a potential postseason run and that players "can't let that emotional roller coaster distract you."
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”#FlyEaglesFlypic.twitter.com/VjbMQRjEgB
A number of Eagles tweeted after Bryant's visit, thanking him for the pre-game Mamba juice, while team owner Jeffrey Lurie also paid the longtime Laker a visit.
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