TweetOver 20,000 fans came out to see Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman and a slew of other top athletes Sunday at Sherman’s charity softball game.
Sherman’s event featured a litany of Seahawks teammates, including quarterback Russell Wilson, defensive end Michael Bennett, wide receiver Doug Baldwin and safety Earl Thomas. Also playing was Kobe Bryant, who said he hadn’t swung a bat in 20 years.
It certainly didn’t look that way in his first at-bat, with Bryant hitting a solo homer over the temporary fence in the outfield.
Bryant later said he shares a mutual respect for Sherman, who Bryant says is very similar to himself in terms of competitiveness.
“He’s a psycho like me,” Bryant said of Sherman. “I think it’s just mutual respect and I have a great amount of respect for people who work at their craft. When him and I met, we just talked and hit it off.”
Former Seattle Supersonics greats Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton also took part in the event.
Must have been pretty cool for the fans in Seattle to get to see so many of their favorite athletes come together for a good time. They deserve it.