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Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant bond digitally over Barcelona’s Super Cup win

Pau Gasol and his teammates have an overseas trip to China on their schedule in the 2013-14 preseason.
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Pau Gasol took in a championship soccer match in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday.

And tonight I’m enjoying the #SuperCup final at Camp Nou between @FCBarcelona and @Atleti ! Great Valdés! pic.twitter.com/RBcMv3dVpn — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 28, 2013

FC Barcelona drew with Atletico Madrid, 0-0, but won the Spanish Super Cup on the away goals tiebreaker.

Gasol’s tweet caught the attention of Kobe Bryant, currently rehabbing his Achilles’ tendon in Los Angeles.

@paugasol Barca! Campeon de Supercopa!! @Njr92 @DaniAlvesD2 — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 28, 2013

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Bryant is a noted soccer fan (along with fellow Lakers Steve Nash and Gasol). His comment translates to “Barca! Champion of Super Cup!!”

Barca is a nickname for FC Barcelona.

You should’ve been here!! RT“@kobebryant: @paugasol Barca! Campeon de Supercopa!! @Njr92 @DaniAlvesD2” — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 28, 2013

Wish I was there @paugasol !! — Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 28, 2013

@kobebryant we’ll make it happen another time. See you back in LA! — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 28, 2013

The Lakers start camp in less than a month. Opening night is Oct. 29 at Staples Center against the Clippers.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.


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