I mentioned this in last night’s podcast, but since it’s been the most 1992 moment of this year’s Olympics, it’s worth elaborating upon. As I am about to prove to Tas Moleas, this is far more than a cool story bro.
Up there, wearing No. 9 for Tunisia, is Mohamed Hadidane. On his feet, as you can see, are one pair of Team USA Nike Elite socks and one pair of Team USA Nike Zoom Kobe VIIs, both of which were made specially for these Olympics for the United States team. As I’m sure you guessed, this is exactly what Kobe Bryant wears during games.
I noticed this during the second quarter of yesterday’s Tunisia-USA game, thanks to that telltale star on the socks. It wasn’t surprising that another player was wearing a pair of Kobes, since that happens all the time. But it was pretty funny that a player from another country would be wearing such specifically American stuff. It just seems so fanboy-ish.
But that’s also why I wasn’t surprised when Hadidane stopped Kobe after the game, making sure to snag the autograph of what I am assuming is his favorite player.
Pretty much the best day ever for this guy, right? Not only did he get to honor one of his idols by having the exact same feet as him in the exact same game, he also got that idol’s autograph on that his shoe, which both of them are wearing. Yeah, it looked kind of strange, but I have to imagine Mohamed Hadidane doesn’t care about that at all.