Kobe Bryant loves Barcelona; Del Piero sends Kevin Garnett his shirt

In his recent magazine feature with ESPN, LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant turned focus away from his basketball day-job to focus his energies in showing off his love for FC Barcelona.

Wearing the full Barca strip, basketball’s best player in the world (according to US President Barack Obama) explained how he fell in love with the Catalan giants after watching Ronaldinho play at the Nou Camp, before showing off his own footy skills for the camera.

Kobe’s ESPN shoot can be seen here.

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Continuing the theme of NBA stars who have a love affair with football, the Boston Celtic’s Kevin Garnett posted a video on YouTube thanking Juventus’ Alessandro Del Piero for sending him an Italian shirt with his number 7 on the back.

Kevin Garnett’s video can be seen here.