PSG Star Neymar Jr Honors Kobe Bryant on Second Death Anniversary in Netflix Documentary

Published 01/26/2022, 2:50 PM EST

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Tragedy always brings everyone together in life, as people understand the need to support those who are hurting. The death of Kobe Bryant hurt everyone in the world of sport, and on his two-year death-anniversary, soccer superstar, Neymar Jr. showed his respect for the great legend.

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In his new Netflix documentary, ‘Neymar: The Perfect Chaos,’ the Paris Saint Germain forward was seen wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey as he talked in an interview for the series. Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash two years ago, which claimed the lives of eight more people, including Kobe’s daughter, Gianna.

Neymar is a basketball fan and has been closely associated with the world of NBA on numerous occasions, meeting superstars like Michael Jordan and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The passing of Kobe Bryant must have affected him deeply as well, and the superstar still honors his memory by wearing his LA Lakers jersey.

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What is Neymar’s new documentary about?

Neymar: The Perfect Chaos, is a documentary that offers a closer look into the Brazilian forward’s life. It’s a three-part documentary and Neymar routinely appears in front of the camera to tell his own story. There are several videos of a very young Neymar Jr. fooling kids with his skills and brilliance, along with interviews with his youth coaches in the documentary.

Moreover, the documentary also contains extensive interviews with Neymar’s father, Neymar Sr. where he talks about how he has managed his son’s brand and remained as his agent. It was released on Netflix and is available to watch now.

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Neymar Jr. and his stats for Paris Saint Germain

Keeping his on-screen appearances aside, Neymar has been in good form for PSG this season. While he hasn’t scored or assisted in the UEFA Champions League for his club yet, things have been different in the league.

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Neymar has played 10 matches in Ligue 1 so far and has scored three goals, assisting a further three. He has helped PSG keep the top spot in the table, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can step it up where it matters the most; the UCL.

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Aniket Awasthi is a soccer author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for soccer to enhance his journalism. He lists charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.
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