Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant visited the New England Patriots’ fourth day of organized team activities on Wednesday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.
Reiss pointed out numerous players were thrilled to see Bryant, one of the greatest players in NBA history, a five-time champion and 2008 MVP. Cornerback Eric Rowe, posted photos on social media and was thrilled to meet the “Black Mamba.”
“Bless to learn from a legend,” Rowe said on Instagram while including the hashtag #blackmamba in tribute to the Laker legend.
Bryant spent time at the Patriots practice, greeting players and coaches and spent time with team management in the team meeting room. Last year, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens visited.
Quarterback Tom Brady was not present to meet Bryant as he continued to miss organized team activities, but the future Hall of Famer is expected to attend mandatory three-day minicamp on June 5-7.
Brady and Bryant initially met during a game during the 2010 NBA Finals where Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers defeated Boston in seven games.
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