Kobe Bryant is just a pure sportsman. He gets criticized for his arrogance, but when he can play sports like this, who can really blame him for overconfidence?
The LA Lakers star is well known for not talking to players on his own team if they are not good enough. Some take that as poor leadership, but others regard that as a play to improve the players around him.
Whatever your opinion, I think it’s safe to say everyone agrees that the five-time NBA champion is a basketball player in the legendary category.
But does Kobe Bryant’s dominance extend beyond the basketball court? Well, it seems the video below might give you an idea of how talented Kobe is in other sports.
Kobe provided the awesome hit at a Safeco Field in Seattle at a charity softball match hosted by Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman in aid of Blanket Coverage. Stepping to the plate left handed, Kobe loaded up and struck the ball with venom before it flew into the stands.
On Twitter, Kobe thanked his personal trainer. “The only reason I hit that homer is because of @LawyerMilloy no doubt about it! #coaching #philwho #thankU.”
Fans loving it
22,000 fans attended the softball charity match, and as Kobe sent the homerun flying, the stadium erupted with excitement.
Kobe wasn’t the only sports star to taste homerun glory during the match, with Richard Sherman naturally getting in on the act as well.
The motormouth Sherman is used to get his fair share of headlines as well, and he smashed his own homerun out of the stadium in the video below.
Kobe Bryant is on the mend after suffering an injury ravaged 2013/14 NBA season. And scenes that show Kobe bouncing around having sporting fun such as in the videos above are likely to get Lakers fans more excited about next season already.