Kobe Bryant Autographs Tunisian Player’s Shoe After Team USA’s Blowout Win at Olympics (Video)

by abournenesn

Jul 31, 2012

Kobe Bryant is still one of the most popular players in basketball, apparently even to his opponents.

Just moments after Kobe and Team USA capped off a 47-point blowout win of Tunisia on Tuesday in London, one Tunisian player decided it was the perfect moment for some face time with his favorite superstar.

Even though Bryant mustered statistically one of the worst games of his Olympic career, scoring just four points with a lone rebound in nine minutes, Kevin Durant and his American teammates carried the team to a 110-63 win.

As the two teams shook hands at center court after the game, Tunisia’s Mohamed Hdidane quickly untied his shoe and tracked Bryant down for an impromptu autograph. The unfazed Bryant offered up his signature as well as a pat on the arm before heading on about his business. But for Hdidane, he could barely contain his excitement.

Check out the unusual sequence in the video below, with a fist bump to Business Insider.

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