Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Speaks To Eagles In Advance Of Game Against Rams
Kobe Bryant Explains Why He Doesn’t Miss The Game Of Basketball

A Philadelphia native, Kobe Bryant was open with his support of and frustrations with the Eagles both during and after his time playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant at one point sported an Eagles jersey while sitting on the bench for a game he missed, and during a postgame interview.

He’s had plenty reason to cheer this season, as despite coming off a loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Eagles are tied for the best record in the NFC at 10-2 and boast the third-best overall record. They face the Rams on Sunday in a marquee matchup that carries playoff implications.

A berth in the playoffs would be the Eagles’ first since reaching as a Wild Card team in 2013. It would also be just their second appearance since making the playoffs nine times from 2000-10.

With back-to-back road games on the West Coast, the Eagles have spent the week in Los Angeles. They’re staying in a hotel in Costa Mesa, Calif., and practiced at Angel Stadium, where a makeshift football field was built.

Given their close proximity to Bryant’s home and offices, he met the Eagles at their hotel to deliver a pep talk and words of advice.

Despite the success, Bryant told Chris McGee on Spectrum SportsNet’s “Connected With…” that he’s resisted speaking about the Eagles for fear of jinxing them.

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