Kobe photobombs Messi in new ad

Kobe Bryant's return to the basketball court is coming very quickly. It will not happen this Friday as was initially reported, but Bryant is practcing with the Lakers and getting closer and closer to a return.

Meanwhile, Bryant has plenty of time to add to his advertising portfolio while he sits out with a ruptured Achilles. And he sure looked ready to deliver on the basketball court with some of the stunts he pulled in his latest ad for Turkish Airlines:


Bryant's photobombing skills are not nearly as good as Chris Bosh's skills. But the ever-escalating selfie battle between the world's two most famous and well-known athletes in the world is sure to boost Turkish Airlines profile worldwide (if not in the U.S.).

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