Kobe Bryant, Fan FC Barcelona
Kobe Bryant has jokingly suggested an exchange deal between LA Lakers and Barcelona
involving himself and Lionel Messi.
The NBA superstar travelled to Europe this week to shoot a commercial for Turkish Airlines together with the Argentina international, and he would be happy to trade places with the 25-year-old for a week.
"It would be fun if I spent one week with Barcelona and Messi played one week with the Lakers," Bryant told reporters.
"What the commercial will be like? Probably Messi will play football and I will play basketball..."
Bryant, 34, is a renowned Barcelona fan and took part in a training session with the Catalans back in 2011 when he visited the club.