The World Cup begins on June 11 in South Africa. As a boy growing up in Italy, Kobe played soccer, and has credited his time playing soccer for improving his basketball skills.
“I’m comfortable [with basketball] footwork because I played soccer,” said Kobe, “from changing up rhythms to foot speed, to being comfortable with having my right foot as my pivot foot and my left foot as my pivot foot.”
Take a look at Nike’s latest ad, Write The Future, and watch Drogba, Rooney and Ronaldo carve their name in history. The Black Mamba makes a special appearance, and shows just well he can pivot on either foot.