Kobe Bryant has a Vino Club and there are only four members
If you thought the Skull and Bones or Illuminati were the most exclusive clubs in the country, you were wrong. That distinction belongs to “Vino Club,” which is a group of elite entertainers, whose membership is determined by Vino himself — Kobe Bryant.
And Bryant inducted a new member on Thursday night.
After watching Peyton Manning tie an NFL record with seven touchdown passes in the Denver Broncos’ 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens, Kobe inducted the four-time NFL MVP into the club:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 6, 2013
As you can see, the other members are Justin Timberlake and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Timberlake doesn’t exactly fit in because he’s not an athlete, but he is an elite entertainer.
The one thing the three athletes have in common is that they are all older and still dominant in their respective sports. Kobe is 35 and averaged 30 points per game last season; Mayweather is 36 and remains undefeated at 44-0; Manning is 37 and still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Mayweather has his own crew — The Money Team — but he more than embraces his spot in Vino Club. Check out this Instagram post he made:
“I have a long list of special guests for my 9/14 fight but these 2 are on top @kobebryant @ladyvb24 #vinoclub”
Mayweather usually considers himself above most people, but he definitely feels like Bryant is a peer. There is mutual respect too; Kobe watches Mayweather fight, and Mayweather likes to sit courtside and watch Bryant ball.
Hey Kobe, if you’re thinking about adding a sports writer to the club, keep me in mind.
H/T SI Hot Clicks