Why do they always have non soccer players in some pose or position that never happens in soccer?
I guess that’s why they’re not soccer players and in Bryant’s case a basketball player, but more often than not, the players show just how much they don’t know about soccer when they try to do some move or trick that you never really use.
Perhaps they just caught Kobe Bryant at a bad time, looks like he might have been trying to flick the ball over his head in the picture below but failed.
Image Source: ESPN
Kobe Bryant Photo Shoot
Looks like he can juggle the ball a bit, strike the ball, and head it.
Kobe does have some good insight into the game though. He recoginizes that soccer players are trained to see the field, and this translates into good basketball. Kobe said:
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