Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant kicks ball with PSG stars, hangs with Neymar

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant appears to be enjoying retired life. The big soccer fan is currently enjoying some time in Europe where he visited one of the world's best soccer teams. 

Kobe visited Paris Saint-Germain on Friday and hung out with Neymar and company, while also kicking the ball around with Kylian Mbappe. 

Here he is meeting the team:

And here he is kicking around with Mbappe.

Kobe balling in Paris. 🔥 (via @PSG)

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Now, this shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Kobe grew up in Italy and loves the sport, having spent time with Barcelona in Spain and when they come to the U.S. for preseason.

He always takes the opportunity to meet soccer stars and get the ball at his feet, and he looks pretty darn sharp doing so, be it with Barca or PSG. 

[Insert joke about how the U.S. national team could have used him here]. 

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