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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Rob Gronkowski attends Celtics-Lakers game, poses with Kobe for picture

Rob Gronkowski didn’t wait too long after the whole shirtless partying incident to make a public appearance. The Patriots tight end attended the Celtics-Lakers game in Boston Thursday night along with teammates Vince Wilfork, Julian Edelman, and Tiquan Underwood, and team owner Robert Kraft. The group reportedly received a standing ovation when they were shown on the jumbotron in the arena, so apparently New Englanders still love them.

Kobe Bryant noticed Gronk in the crowd and yelled at him during the game.

“I told him the Eagles need a tight end,” Bryant said after the win. “I’m recruiting! He’s a freak athlete. He shouted at me, I shouted back.”

Even Kobe respects the Gronk. And if you’re wondering why Gronk wasn’t looking at the camera for the picture, well, that’s simple: he’s a popular dude — his attention is in demand. The Gronk can look in whatever direction he pleases.

Picture Credit: Glenn Gronkowski

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