Kobe Bryant knows a thing or two about winning in Hollywood, which made him the perfect surprise guest speaker Saturday as the Los Angeles Chargers opened training camp in Southern California.
The Chargers' official Twitter account relayed video of the Black Mamba's introduction at their first team meeting of camp:
Los Angeles Chargers @Chargers
#ThatMomentWhen @kobebryant welcomes us to LA. https://t.co/MHSnWHLR2y2017-7-29 21:34:51
Not surprisingly, several Chargers players were ecstatic to have the future Hall of Famer in their presence:
Kyle Emanuel @KyleEmanuel51
Best first meeting ever. My favorite athlete of all time made a surprise appearance. #GOAT https://t.co/9oqEiMZ9xI2017-7-29 20:29:33
Trovon Reed @TrovonReed
Officially just became a Kobe Bryant Fan. I respect everything that man STAND FOR... #Mamba2017-7-29 20:27:47
Dexter McCoil @26Int_Hit
Just met the 🐐@kobebryant .appreciate your words of wisdom and answering my question on who is the best to ever play..we know it's you 🤷🏾♂️2017-7-29 20:27:38
The Chargers will have to compete with the Los Angeles Rams for the attention of La La Land's football fans, but a blessing from Bryant can't hurt as the franchise prepares to write a new chapter in September.