Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 10/4/14
Recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, Kobe Bryant turned to soccer star David Beckham for advice. "Becks and I have grown to be pretty close since he's been playing in Los Angeles for the Galaxy the last five years," said Bryant in a video interview with ESPN.com.br on Friday while vacationing in Brazil. Beckham tore his Achilles in 2010, but was able to make a strong return to the pitch. "He and I talked for quite a bit about his process, and his recovery," Kobe said. "He hasn't had any issues with it since. He's won several championships since the injury, so I'm pretty encouraged by that." Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day, with a projected recovery of six to nine months. While in Brazil, Bryant met with Hall-of-Fame Brazilian basketball star Oscar Schmidt, who at 55 years old is battling brain cancer. Me and Oscar. One of my childhood idols brazil lege...
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