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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  26 responses

Kobe Bryant Signs a Tunisian Player’s Shoe (VIDEO)

The future Hall-of-Famer gives one Tunisian player something to celebrate.

Most people would be devastated after having lost by 47 points in front of the entire world. But not Mohamed Hadidane, a power forward for Tunisia, who gleefully asked Kobe Bryant to sign his right shoe following Team USA’s latest Olympic cakewalk.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    Well, he did have Kobe´s nike shoe on, so I guess it´s kind of fitting. Besides, if I was playing against Team USA, I would´ve loved to get everybody´s autograph.

  • iLando1

    In ALL honesty…..can u blame dude. Think about it, when will he EVER be in Kobe’s presence again? That’s a glass ADR on top of the mantle above the fireplace type thing for someone from….wherever they’re from.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Yea, I’d say if Kobe’s been his favourite player growing up, it must have been the best day of his life (even after losing by 47).

  • Fat Lever

    I would imagine, not knowing if Tunisia has a pro league or not, and given the fact that Tunisia isn’t considered a powerhouse in bball, that these guys lead “normal” lives. Playing against some of the greatest bball players to ever play the game is a once in a lifetime experience. If India, my motherland, ever made it and played against the US, I would think it would be the same thing, and I d@mn sure would be doing the same.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_dfrance dfrance

    Can’t blame him at all, he looked overjoyed. And kudos to Kobe for being a good sport and obliging.

  • Petro3

    Dope!

  • Drig

    @Fat!!! Me from India too!! Where you from man?!

  • OTB

    This is Kobe’s last Olympics, and I’m pretty sure he grew up watching the guy so I don’t blame him at all.

  • Groves

    i like how Kobe did the right thing for the dude

  • bike

    Gotta love that look on Kobe’s face ‘We just slaughtered these guys, dude asks me to sign his shoe, Olympics are crazy man,just crazy’.

  • http://www.champs.com Reggie06

    Kobe did the right thing, shame he didnt put on a show which he aint gonna do in these olympics all he cares is gold as you may know

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    a grown ass man asking for autographs?? c’mon, i was out of my “fascination of famous people” stage in middle school.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    @ the_unknown, I guess you’d really disagree with my “Rick Fox” lower back tattoo . . .

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    ^lmfaooo

  • http://Slamonline.com 1982

    Tunsinia won the Africa Tourney I read, so at the very least they’re pro. @da-meat-hook That sir, was a win

  • Jerome

    Good thing team U.S.A’s opponents aren’t in awe of them … ha!

  • Red Star

    Kobe! You’re welcome!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I got Rick Fox’s autograph after I saw him in “Oz.” What, did he also play basketball or something?

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^No, he’s famous mostly for ‘Oz’ and being married to a singer lady. He was also a Lakers mascot for a little while.

  • MtotheS

    Fox was the man. You guys can hate but he was on championship rosters.

  • fruizm

    @Da-Meat……AHAHAHAHA nice one!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Nice gesture by Kobe obliging to sign the shoe.

  • LBoogie

    Kobes going along for the ride , chillin and gettin the gold and resting all the way until 82 game season.

  • http://ZOGS1.COM ZOGS1

    YOOOO ME TOO!!!
    IM AN INDIAN!!!
    -
    I SMELL LIKE SHlT TOO!!

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    The cawk exchange remembers fox getting chin checked by christie. Nothing wrong with celebrity memorablilia . Sheeet, I still have the jockstrap and blow straw chevy chase wore and used on snl in 76. Very valuable stuff people.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2011/10/nfl-players-advice-to-lebron-james-stick-to-basketball/ shutup

    Notice how he didnt want Chandler’s autograph? lmfao.

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