Kobe Bryant meets Francesco Totti at Nike HQ

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Legends of the basketball and soccer worlds crossed paths when former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Francesco Totti of A.S. Roma met in Milan at Nike's headquarters on Friday afternoon.

The Black Mamba was in Lombardy, Italy as part of his Mamba Mentality Tour of Europe, which began at Nike's Amsterdam campus.

"Kobe is a legend - the best in his sport" Totti said. "There's no one better."

The two icons took part in some interviews, with both being asked about what it takes to have such long and prosperous playing careers like they've had.

"A passion and love for the game, the willingness to give 100% every time you play - in every single training session and every single match. That's the way it's always been for me," Bryant said.

"The biggest objectives can be only reached if you give your very best – 100%. We have a huge responsibility because people always expect something extra from us. Luckily I’ve always been able to help the team," said Totti, who has been with Roma since 1992.

Bryant and Totti then exchanged gifts, with the five-time NBA champion signing a pair of his shoes, and the Giallorossi stud handing over the team's new away kit.

Kobe Bryant meets Francesco Totti at Nike HQ
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