Kobe Bryant took the night off yesterday against the Orlando Magic but his retirement/farewell tour was still in effect in a rather unusual way.

NHL superstar Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals was in attendance at the Lakers game last night since he’s in town to face the LA Kings today. Just like Kobe has already done with a handful of NBA players, he decided to hook up Ovechkin with some autographed Kobe 11s and even included a signed jersey for good measure. As you can see in the image above the shoes read “To one of the greatest” and jersey says “To Alex, one of the all-time greats.” It looks like Kobe has a lot of┬árespect for Ovechkin and I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

via: Alexander Ovechkin