Swiss Soccer Star’s 12YO Iconic Bicycle Kick Against Wolfsburg Leaves Kevin Garnett Stunned

Published 10/08/2023, 4:01 PM EDT

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Apart from his undying love for basketball, Kevin Garnett has always been an ardent soccer fan as well. He has credited his love for the game to his Wolves teammate Marko Jaric, who supposedly introduced the Big Ticket to the beautiful game. As an active social media influencer, the Boston Celtics legend often posts stories of soccer highlights which truly impress him.

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This time, it was a Swiss football star’s 12 year-old goal that caught the eye of the 2008 NBA champion.

Kevin Garnett stunned by iconic bicycle kick

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In Garnett’s recent Instagram story, the Basketball Hall of Famer brings back Swiss footballer Eren Derdiyok’s 12-year-old iconic bicycle kick against Wolfsburg. The talented striker received a long pass from his teammate inside the box. Despite being marked by two Wolfsburg defenders, Derdiyok managed to get a beautiful first touch on the pass.

As one of the defenders closes in on him, the Swiss footballer gives the football another incredible touch, which lifts the ball over the defender marking him. The Swiss footballer then ceases the moment as he takes ‘flight’ to score one of the most iconic bicycle kicks of all time!

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The 12-year-old goal is so iconic that it is still fresh in many football fans’ memories.

The 15x NBA All-Star says in his story, “Yooooo!!! Filthyyyyyy” as he is stunned by the Swiss footballer’s incredible goal. Of course, this isn’t the only time Kevin “Big Ticket” Garnett praised a professional football for their impressive skill set on the field.

KG was struck by dribbling skills

The 2004 NBA MVP once shared a clip of a Cameroonian soccer star showcasing his insane dribbling skills.

Professional footballer Clinton Mua Njie plays for the Cameroon National team and the Tottenham Spurs club in the Premier League. He is famous for his dribbling skills and many consider him as one of the best dribblers in the world today.

A month ago, an old clip from his time with Marseille in France attracted the NBA legend’s attention.

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The NBA Hall of Famer took to his Instagram to share the Cameroon Football star’s extraordinary dribbling skills. He is one of the few NBA legends who takes a keen interest in other sports and does a great job of promoting professional athletes from all sports.

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What are your thoughts on Kevin Garnett’s recent Instagram story celebrating Eren Derdiyok’s iconic bicycle-kick goal? Let us know in the comments below!

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