Kobe Bryant: Football is my favourite sport

Kobe Bryant: Football is my favourite sport

 
One of the greatest basketball players, when away from the court and out of his LA Lakers jersey Kobe Bryant is a familiar face in the stands of football stadia around the globe watching, what he told FIFA.com, is his favourite sport.

The five-time NBA Champions and former Most Valuable Player is one of those cheering on some globes finest at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, having already attended the FIFA Confederation Cup Brazil 2013 last year.

He spoke to FIFA.com ahead of Germany's impressive win over Portugal to talk about his love of football, whether he is collecting information for his beloved USA side and who he thinks could triumph in the Maracana on 13 July.

FIFA.com: Kobe, you visited the Confederations Cup last year and now you are at the World Cup in Brazil. You must be a huge football fan...

Kobe Bryant:
I am actually. I grew up in Italy. From the age from six to 14 I played soccer every day. It is actually my favourite sport.

Why did you choose to watch the game between Germany and Portugal? Are you a spy for the USA team?

For sure (laughs)! It has a lot to do with my travel and I wanted to see some great matches. I want to see the best teams and to see one of the best players. It is a great opportunity to be able to see that here.

How strong would you rate the USA?

The US team has unfortunately a very tough draw. But football in the US has really been picking up. I think our team is confident and they will respond the challenge.

Are you going to watch any USA matches as well?

Yes! We are trying to get in front of a huge screen and watch the games, and we are trying to coordinate our schedule so that we can go and watch them in person.

Who is your favourite for the Trophy?

Wow… It is hard to go against the home team in Brazil. It would be nice to see a Brazil versus Argentina final. Germany looks very, very strong too and it is hard to go against them as well.

What’s your opinion on the new NBA champions San Antonio Spurs?

Well deserved. It really is a lesson on how you get guys to play together if they share one goal. I am very happy for the Spurs. It is a motivation for us. Hopefully we can do the same next season.

source: Fifa.com

COMMENTS

Name

Aaron Ramsey,2,Ac Milan,25,Adam Llana,1,Adnan Januzaj,3,AFCON,3,Aguero,2,Alex Iwobi,1,Alexis Sanchez,3,Alvaro Morata,2,Ander Herrera,1,andre ayew,1,Andre schurrle,2,Andrea Pirlo,3,Andrey Arshavin,1,Angel Di Maria,2,anthony martial,2,antonio conte,1,arda turan,4,Argentina,15,Arjen Robben,2,Arsenal,263,Arsene Wenger,19,Arteta,1,arturo vidal,2,AS Roma,5,Asamoah Gyan,2,Aston Villa,6,Atletico,1,Atletico Madird,1,Atletico Madrid,17,Aubameyang,3,Bacary Sagna,1,Bale,2,Ballon d'or,4,Balotelli,3,Barcelona,97,Bastian Schweinsteiger,2,Bayer Leverkusen,1,Bayern munich,37,begovic,1,belgium,7,Benfica,2,benteke,1,Benzema,8,Bertrand Traore,1,betting,250,betting tips,2,Birmingham,1,blog post,27,blog spot,1,blogpost,5,blow,1,Borrusia Dortmund,2,Borussia Dortmund,11,Bournemouth,2,Brazil,21,Brazil 2014,6,brazil match highlights,1,Brazuca,1,Breaking news,7,Brendan Rodgers,1,Brighton,1,Bundesliga,13,Burkina faso,1,Burnley,1,cameroon,7,Capital one cup,15,Carabao cup,1,cardiff,4,Cardiff city,2,Carlos Marchena,1,Carlos Tevez,2,Carlton Cole,1,Cazorla,1,CECH,3,Celta vigo,2,Cesar Azpilicueta,2,Cesc Fabregas,1,Champions League,10,CHAN,1,Charly Musonda,1,chelsea,320,Cheslea,3,Chile,1,Christian Benteke,2,colombia,3,conte,1,Copa America,2,Copa Lagos 2013,1,Costa Rica,1,Coutinho,2,Cristiano Ronaldo,74,croatia,4,Crystal Palace,2,Crystal Palce,1,Dani Alves,2,Daniel Sturridge,1,Danny Welbeck,1,David Beckham,3,David de gea,3,David Luiz,5,David Moyes,1,David Silva,3,Demba Ba,2,Di Maria,5,dider drogba,1,Didier Drogba,3,Diego Costa,10,Dortmund,1,Douglas Costa,2,drake,1,Dzeko,1,Eboue,1,eden hazard,11,edgar davids,1,Edin Dzeko,1,Egypt,1,El Classico,7,El Shaarawy,1,elche,1,Elderson Echiejile,1,Emmanuel Emenike,1,emre can,1,england,36,English premier league,62,Enyimba FC,2,EPL,193,Eric de Oliveira,1,Erik Lamela,1,Ethiopia,1,Eto'o,2,Europa League,1,Europe,8,Everton,13,FA Cup,12,FA Cup final,1,Fabio,1,Fabio Borini,1,Fabregas,1,Falcao,9,fans,1,feature dpost,1,featured,620,Featured news,2,Featured post,702,featured postSource: Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe,1,fernado llorente,1,fernandinho,1,Fernando Torres,3,Fetaured,1,fifa 16,4,FIFA Ballon d'or,1,fifth round draw,1,Fiorentina,2,Football,4,Football news,6,football wags,1,footballer's girlfriend,1,france,8,Franck Ribery,3,Frank Lampard,2,French Ligue 1,5,Fulham,4,Fulham Liverpool,1,gabriel Jesus,1,Gareth Bale,7,Gary Neville,1,German Bundesliga,9,Germany,13,Gervinho,1,getafe,1,Ghana,3,gibbs,1,gif,123,Giorgio Chiellini,1,Giroud,2,goal,66,Goals,2,Golazo,73,gold cup,1,Golden eaglets,2,Gonzalo Higuain,1,Gossip,91,graphic,4,guedes,1,Guiseppe Rossi,1,Halloween,1,Hamburger,1,Harry Kane,8,hazard,3,Hernanes,1,Hertha Berlin,1,history,1,Holland,7,huddersfield,1,Hulk,1,Hull city,3,Ibrahimovic,1,iceland,2,iheanacho,1,IK Uche,2,Iker Casillas,2,Individual Highlights,20,Iniesta,3,inler,1,Inter,1,Inter Milan,7,International friendly,3,Interview,17,Isco,1,Italian Serie A,8,Italy,9,ivica Olic,1,Ivory coast,2,Iwobi,1,Jack Wilshere,1,James Rodriguez,1,Japan,1,Javi Martinez,1,Javier Hernandez,1,Jesus navas,1,Joe Hart,1,Joel Campbell,1,John Obi Mikel,2,John Terry,1,Johnny Evans,1,Jordan,1,jordon ibe,1,jose callejon,1,Jose Mourinho,56,Juan Mata,19,Juventus,34,Kagawa,2,Kaka,2,Kante,1,Karim Benzema,3,Kelechi Iheanacho,7,Kenneth Omeruo,3,Kenya,1,Kevin De Bruyne,7,Klopp,2,koke,1,kolarov,1,Kyle walker,1,LA Galaxy,1,La liga,55,Lates news,2,latest,2,latest news,7,latest news,1614,latest news news,1,latest news world cup,1,latest news. video,2,latest post,1,Laurent Koscielny,1,Lavezzi,1,Leandro Bacuna,1,leicester,5,Lewandoski,2,Ligue 1,7,lille,1,Lionel Messi,21,Lionel Messi. Argentina,1,Live stream,73,liverpool,131,Loic Remy,2,louis van gaal,4,Lucas Moura,1,Luis suarez,19,Luka Modric,1,Lukaku,2,Lyon,2,Man city,19,Man United,1,Man utd,2,Mancheste City,1,manchester city,105,manchester united,217,Manchetser city,1,manchetser united,1,Mandela,1,Maradona,3,Marco Reus,3,Mario Balotelli,12,Mario Gotze,1,Marseille,2,match,1,Match fixing,1,Match highlights,291,match highlights manchester city,1,match higlights,1,Match Preview,6,match report,12,matci,1,Maurizio Sarri,4,Mbappe,4,Memphis Depay,3,Mertesacker,1,mess,1,Messi,42,mesut ozil,10,Mexico,13,Michael Carrick,1,Michel Platini,1,mikel,1,Mikel Arteta,1,Mikel Obi,1,miranda,1,MLS,7,Monaco,3,Mourinho,3,mum,1,Nadal,1,Nani,3,Napoli,9,nathan,1,neews,1,new,3,New Zealand,1,newcastel,1,Newcastle,20,Newcastle united,4,news,1698,news latest news,1,news manchester united,1,news Obi Mikel,1,news. opinion,1,news. video,1,newst chelsea,1,Neymar,21,Nigeria,271,Nigeria premier League,1,Norwich,6,Novak Djokovic,1,NPFL,6,Obi Mikel,1,ochoa,1,odion ighalo,3,olic,1,Oliver Giroud,3,Olivier Giroud,2,Olly Murs,1,Olympique Marseille,2,Opinion,245,oscar,3,Ozil,6,Pandurii,1,Paul Pogba,8,Pedro,9,Pemier League,1,Pep Guardiola,8,Per Mertesacker,1,peru,1,Petr Cech,8,Phillipe Coutinho,1,Picture,172,picture. Arsenal,1,Pictures,17,pictures news,1,pictures real madrid,1,Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,1,Piers Morgan,1,pinto,1,pique,1,Pirlo,1,Player and Manager of the month,1,Pochettino,1,Pogba,1,POLAND,1,porto,1,portugal,6,post-match interview,2,predictions,2,Premier League,469,Preview,2,PSG,26,Pulisic,1,Qatar,1,Rafael Nada,1,raheem sterling,4,Ramires,2,Real Betis,1,Real Madrid,94,real marid,1,Real Sociedad,3,reece oxford,1,Rio Ferdinand,2,Robert Lewandoski,4,Robert Snodgrass,1,Robin Van persie,7,Robinho,1,Roma,4,Romelu Lukaku,5,Ronaldinho,2,Ronaldo,1,Rooney,3,rumour,9,Ryan giggs,1,Sadio Mane,2,salah,3,Sam Sodje,1,Sami Khedira,1,sampdoria,1,Samsung,1,Samuel Eto'o,2,Santi Cazorla,1,sarri,1,scary,1,Schalke,8,Scotland,2,senegal,4,Sepp Blatter,1,sergio aguero,4,Sergio Ramos,1,Serie A,27,Sevilla,3,Sky sports,1,Song,1,Southampton,13,Spain,34,Spanis La liga,2,Spanish La Liga,10,Starting XI,2,Steven Gerrard,2,Stoke,3,Stoke city,5,Suarez,2,suicide bomber,1,sunday oliseh,2,Sunderland,6,super eagles,10,Swansea,6,SWEDEN,1,Taiye Taiwo,1,Team news,43,team news. Liverpool,1,team of the week,2,terrorist,1,the fa cup,3,thibaut courtois,1,Thiery Henry,4,toni kroos,1,tor,1,Tottenahm,1,Tottenham,32,Tottenham hotspur,30,Transfer,269,Transfer news,118,transfer news latest news,1,Transfer rumour,2,Transfers,1,transfers news,1,trasnfer,1,Tunisia,1,U-17 World cup,5,uchebo,1,UCL,27,UEFA,1,UEFA Champions League,34,UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE,2,Unai Emery,1,Uruguay,3,USA,3,Valencia,2,van gaal,1,Van persie,2,Victor Moses,7,Vidal,1,Video,759,Video falcao,1,video match highlights,1,video world cup,1,video. barcelona. neymar,1,video. goal,1,videos,5,Vieo,1,Villareal,4,Vincent Enyeama,3,viswo,1,WAG,1,WAGS,3,Watford,8,Wayen Rooney,1,Wayne Rooney,7,Welbeck,1,Werder Bremen,2,West brom,5,West Ham,11,Willian,5,Wolfsburg,4,Wolves,4,women,1,World cup,363,World cup qualifier,1,Xabi Alonso,1,Yaya Toure,7,Yoan Gouffran,1,Yohan Cabaye,2,Zambia,1,Zidane,2,Zlatan Ibrahimovic,4,
ltr
item
Footballnus | Get the latest football news, highlights, videos, and transfer gossip: Kobe Bryant: Football is my favourite sport
Kobe Bryant: Football is my favourite sport
Kobe Bryant: Football is my favourite sport
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zcsvWjRZIX8/U6CRvXv2mgI/AAAAAAAACVI/4BGCORn8sQg/s1600/Kobe+Bryant.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zcsvWjRZIX8/U6CRvXv2mgI/AAAAAAAACVI/4BGCORn8sQg/s72-c/Kobe+Bryant.jpg
Footballnus | Get the latest football news, highlights, videos, and transfer gossip
https://www.footballnus.com/2014/06/kobe-bryant-football-is-my-favourite.html
https://www.footballnus.com/
https://www.footballnus.com/
https://www.footballnus.com/2014/06/kobe-bryant-football-is-my-favourite.html
true
138668994082972833
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content