Lionel Messi turned in a vintage Messi performance over the weekend against Valencia, notching a first half hat trick in the span of just 32 minutes. Now, three goals in a game is no rare feat for the Barcelona magician. In fact, it was Messi’s 23rd hat trick of his astonishing career. Still, it’s pretty darn impressive, so much so that it has other sports legends talking.
Los Angeles Lakers star and renown soccer fan Kobe Bryant was taking the game in with his daughter, and had simply this to say:
Messi. #saynomore— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant)
Messi must have been quite excited to get a shoutout from one of his own sports idols. After the match, Messi — nine years younger than Bryant — took to Facebook to make sure all his fans caught wind of the interaction, writing “It’s awesome to receive support from the great Kobe.”
Oh, aren’t you guys just too cool for school:
Actually, yes. Yes you are.