Actually, he did more than just check in. He served as a motivational speaker prior to the team’s Friday practice.
Yes, I’m talking about former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
Eagles fan Kobe Bryant giving Doug Pederson a hug before addressing Eagles players today. pic.twitter.com/4wJPA9g53v— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 8, 2017
A number of Eagles players posted clips of Kobe speaking to them on their Instagram stories. Pretty cool for the guys to get a pep talk from an accomplished player prior to a really big game.
Kobe, a Lower Merion native, has never been shy about his Eagles fandom. Well, except maybe recently. But he said there’s a reason behind that.
Kobe Bryant on his Philadelphia #Eagles: “I’ve made a point not to say a word. I’m superstitious about that sort of stuff…I don’t want to tamper with what’s going on, so I’ll just say: Things are good.“ via @SpectrumSN #Lakers— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) December 8, 2017
It’s kinda funny how hospitable Los Angeles has been to the Eagles this week. The Angels have allowed the Eagles to practice in their baseball stadium. Kobe came to motivate his favorite team.
And this is all leading up to Eagles fans likely taking over the Coliseum on Sunday.
It’s been a nice home away from home for the Eagles.
Got to hear from one of the all-time greats this mornin, @kobebryant ! Appreciate it brotha. Loved it.— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 8, 2017
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! #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/GyrvNd82W2
Thanks for speaking great words to the team @kobebryant . Appreciate the advice ✊— Sidney Jones IV (@SidneyJonesIV) December 8, 2017
(Hat tip to BGN reader @birdgangsoldier)