Kobe Bryant is one of the most widely-known and famous athletes not only in America, but across the globe. Look no further than the 2008 Olympics in Beijing to see how fans flock to Bryant. Even better, all accounts from the media in regards to the Lakers’ preseason trip to China say that Bryant was the star attraction.
But in terms of popularity across all sports, soccer superstar Lionel Messi is one of the few to more than hold his own against Bryant. So to see them team up in a new Turkish Airline commercial means lots of popularity and lots of titles.
It’s rare we see Bryant in such a relaxed, comfortable mood as he is in this commercial. It’s even rarer to find two more accomplished athletes in the same place at once like Bryant and Messi.