December 08, 2017
Lakers legend and Philadelphia native Kobe Bryant gave the Eagles a pep talk on Friday morning ahead of the team's West Coast matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.
The future Pro Basketball Hall-of-Famer preached "details" to the team, NBC Sports Philadelphia reported.
1on1 with @kobebryant after he spoke to @Eagles 🔥🔥🔥🔥— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 8, 2017
“I get nervous before every game”
“I think the character of this team is special. And thats what wins championships...
Main message to team? “Details”#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/VjbMQRjEgB
Alshon Jeffery says Kobe Bryant described #MambaMentality in speech to #Eagles— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 9, 2017
“Kill everything. Kill everything”🐍
Will Eagles have that mentality Sunday vs Rams
“Most definitely”💯#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Oy7goQ9o1C
"Mamba mentality," cornerback Jalen Mills told reporters when asked about Bryant's message. "Always trust the little things. Work on the little things ... the things that helped him get to greatness."
#Eagles Players couldn’t say enough great things about how good @kobebryant was addressing team. Great stories including 1 that @TorreySmithWR told me when Kobe started a game 0-7. In a form of explanation that’s cleaner, Kobe said just flush it away and go on. @SportsRadioWIP— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) December 9, 2017
Bryant even rocked a No. 8 Eagles jersey, too.
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
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
Thanks for speaking great words to the team @kobebryant . Appreciate the advice 🐐✊🏾— Sidney Jones IV (@SidneyJonesIV) December 8, 2017
Bryant starred at Lower Merion before the Lakers drafted him out of high school. But the stunt may have also had something to do with Bryant's five championship rings with the Lakers in a 20-year career.
"I think the character of this team is special. That's what win championships – the character of the team and the spirit of the team," Bryant said, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. "You have sort of moments where you go up and down. But if the spirit of the team is a strong one, a collective one, then you have something really special. Fingers crossed."