Tyson Gay: "Kobe asked me about my leg!"

Tyson Gay: "Kobe asked me about my leg!"

Postby BDG on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:34 am

BEIJING (AFP) - America's world 100 metres champion Tyson Gay confessed on Monday to being stunned by basketball superstar Kobe Bryant asking him how his hamstring injury was healing.

The 26-year-old sprinter injured his hamstring in the 200m at the US trials but went to Germany to have it treated and said that it was now 100 percent - but it was more the attention paid by Bryant that had taken his breath away.

"I was very surprised," said Gay, referring to Bryant's interest in his injury and even knowing who he was.

"We were in the gymnasium and I asked him (Bryant) if I could have my photograph taken with him.

"He replied by asking about my hamstring injury and said that 'I was in his heart'. I didn't know what to expect from approaching him.

"I was so excited that I rang my mother and said 'Kobe asked me about my leg!'.

"I mean wow he's a superstar over here.

"The other night at the opening ceremony there were all these people chanting 'Kobe, Kobe' and I said to one of the coaches I want to get closer to him so I will be on television, and he said don't worry about it kid.

"Thats crazy and he said he's coming to the track to see how I go."

Gay, who broke the American 100m record at the US trials, gets his campaign underway on Friday with the final falling on Saturday.
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Postby lunatic4jc on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:45 am

seems like the already famous athletes like lisa leslie and tyson gay are starstruck to be in the presence of mr. kobe.
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Postby Ras Algethi on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:50 am

Kobe's a star among stars.
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Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:28 am

Is Kobe the most popular athlete (aside from Ming, and even some reports are debating that) of the entire Olympic games? The dude is like royalty over there.
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Postby CrazyLikeCatfish on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:43 am

He's like a rock star over there.
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Postby L4L on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:45 am

Michael Jordan would have asked about both legs.
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Postby KB24 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:46 am

CrazyLikeCatfish wrote:He's like a rock star over there.


He absolutely is...most people don't even know about the rape trial. Kobe is really loved in China tho...he has those crazy asia tours every summer and the people there really die for him.

Its like David Beckham back in the days in Japan...
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Postby sTicK_12 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:47 am

maybe kobe will now consider playing in a chinese league.. :mhihi:
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Postby Iceberg Slim on Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:53 am

L4L wrote:Michael Jordan would have asked about both legs.


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Postby GinoDB on Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:54 am

L4L wrote:Michael Jordan would have asked about both legs.


and magically heal them :mhihi:
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Postby chug o nomics on Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:31 am

:jam2: :jam2: :jam2: I love Tyson Gay and I'm glad our boy does too!
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:52 am

Iceberg Slim wrote:
L4L wrote:Michael Jordan would have asked about both legs.


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:man10: :man10: Actually Mike wouldn't have had to it would be implied by the look he would give.
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Postby bumrusherer on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:25 am

That is the best thing about the Olympics. Stars of certain sports just dont realize just how big they truly are.

Tyson Gay , Mike Phelps...to Sports fans they are mega stars. But both of them have spoken about their surprise that Kobe wanted to meet them.

No doubt that Kobe is the star amongst all the stars but some of these guys just dont understand how great they really are.
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Postby TalkieWalkie on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:55 am

Meh....

MJ would have made Tyson a better sprinter....
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Postby Sirron on Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:59 pm

TalkieWalkie wrote:Meh....

MJ would have made Tyson a better sprinter....
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Postby Neville on Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:47 pm

KB24@CL wrote:
CrazyLikeCatfish wrote:He's like a rock star over there.


He absolutely is...most people don't even know about the rape trial. Kobe is really loved in China tho...he has those crazy asia tours every summer and the people there really die for him.

Its like David Beckham back in the days in Japan...


I think that Kobe's more popular in Asia than David Beckham, personally.
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Postby LDR on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:21 pm

GinoDB wrote:
L4L wrote:Michael Jordan would have asked about both legs.


and magically heal them :mhihi:


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Postby kid230 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:29 pm

"I think that Kobe's more popular in Asia than David Beckham, personally."

I would disagree with you. I'm sure he is mainly most pop in china but i saw this video when beckahm was in asia and the 100's of thousands basically came to see him. I'm not talking just hundreds of pple i mean 100 of thousands. What actually made beckham so popular was the fact that he started dating a spice girl. The spice girls between 1998-2000 were basically like the beatles. SO that added to his celebrity status.
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Postby lakerholic on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:23 pm

TalkieWalkie wrote:Meh....

MJ would have made Tyson a better sprinter....


No, no, no. MJ would've run for Tyson, broken the world record and then rode off into the sunset.

F all them haters! I'm going to enjoy the next 20 days or so, because once Kobe gets back here it'll be all hate all the time on BSPN, etc.
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Postby karacha on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:25 pm

Shaq would actually make him better, because he's the best sprinter Shaq ever played with.
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Postby Reflexx on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:29 pm

MJ would have TOLD him the way his legs are.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:22 pm

L4L wrote:Michael Jordan would have asked about both legs.

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Postby L4L on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:20 am

:man10: at some of the responses to my comment.
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Postby Schizophrenic on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:13 pm

His wind-aided 9.68 was from MJ standing behind the starting line and blowing.
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Postby Kent K25 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:41 pm

Gay will be fine....he had some of Chuck Norris' beard hair surgically implanted into his leg. He'll win by 4 miles even though it's a sprint, everyone else will run backwards and keep doing so.
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