LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant met the Barça squad at the team hotel on Sunday, just before the squad left for Miami.
The meeting took place at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington DC in the room where the team had just
eaten. Kobe Bryant had just finished a press conference with Carles Puyol and Sergio Busquets as
part of a promotional activity for the Club’s sponsor Turkish Airlines, for whom Bryant is
also a global ambassador.
Carles Puyol invited Kobe Bryant, who was wearing a T-shirt with the slogan
‘Més que un club’, to come and meet the squad. After chatting with a few of the
players, he posed for a photo with the whole group, standing between Seydou Keita and Gerard Piqué.
Bryant joked with Piqué about his height and told him he could even be tall enough to play
Bryant also spoke for a while with Pep Guardiola and then had another photo taken with the
technical staff and other members of the Club party. It was an intense moment after Bryant had worn
the Barça shirt in a charity game and projected the global image of the Club.