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Video: Lionel Messi & Kobe Bryant show off their ball skills in new ad

The question asked my most football fans these days is usually along the lines of ‘who is the best player in the world: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?’ – but there cannot have been many asking who is better out of the Barcelona superstar and NBA icon Kobe Bryant.

Well that is the dilemma faced by a lucky young man in a new commercial for Turkish Airlines, when he stumbles across an unlikely scenario while flying on one of said airline’s crafts.

Lionel Messi and Kobe Bryant face off in a bid to win the attention of the little boy looking for an autograph – quite why a child that looks about eight is given carte blanche to wander about an aeroplane with a football isn’t addressed.

Messi is disappointed when Bryant shows off some of his skills with an basketball and responds with an elaborate keepy-uppies routine.

It quickly escalates in to full-blown child entertainment nonsense as Messi and Bryant continually try to outdo each other.

In the end Turkish Airlines win by offering a plate of ice-cream to the lucky little tyke, which looks as ridiculous as it sounds; what young boy in their right mind would forget stars such as Messi and Bryant for a quite dull looking plate of dessert?

Anyway, it is all rather amusing and quite diverting, so take a look for yourself above.

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