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Kobe Bryant embarrasses Mike Wise

I didn’t make it to Sunday’s Mia Hamm-led charity celebrity soccer extravaganza in Southwest, featuring a million sports celebrities plus Mike Wise and Ivan Carter.

But it is absolutely impossible for me to imagine that this wasn’t the highlight: Kobe in shades, with the ball, taking a touch, hesitating, and then nudging it gently to his right, a maneuver that caused Mike Wise to do the full-on splits and fall to the ground. Oh, how I love this highlight.

(Other highlights below: Kobe scoring an own goal on Ivan, Tony Reali putting a shot between goalie Ivan’s legs, Wise doing the splits again on top of the soccer ball.)

Someone also sent me this photo, which is apparently Kobe about to take out Wise yet again. And thanks to SB Nation DC and Capital Games for the video links.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.


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