It’s still weird to think the Chargers are now the Los Angeles Chargers, but that’s the case! And Lakers legend Kobe Bryant surprised the team with a speech at their first Los Angeles training camp on Saturday.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 29, 2017
Wise words from @kobebryant.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 30, 2017
Find you someone that looks at you the way Philip Rivers looks at Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/8NB7QgFc98
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 29, 2017
You can see tell how surprised and excited the players were to have Kobe in the building, and their reactions carried over to Twitter:
I was starstruck. He imparted so much wisdom. https://t.co/YrSqwjkhSy
— Caraun Akinó Reid (@ChopReid) July 29, 2017
Officially just became a Kobe Bryant Fan. I respect everything that man STAND FOR… #Mamba
— Trovon Reed (@TrovonReed) July 29, 2017
— Chris Hairston (@C_Hairston75) July 29, 2017
Just met the ?@kobebryant .appreciate your words of wisdom and answering my question on who is the best to ever play..we know it's you ??♂️
— Dexter McCoil (@26Int_Hit) July 29, 2017
We’ll see if Kobe’s words help motivate the Chargers in their inaugural Los Angeles season. They open up with a tough Monday night game against the Broncos in Denver, and play their first game in front of their new home crowd in Week 2 against the Dolphins.