Neymar on Kobe Bryant’s Death: It ‘Affected Me a Lot’
Neymar is opening up on Kobe Bryant’s death and here’s why.
The PSG soccer star told Vogue on Monday in their least issue saying it “affected me a lot.”
From physical to mental pain, the Brazilian also speaks about the tragic passing of fellow sportsman Kobe Bryant. “His death affected me a lot, because our lives had much in common,” Neymar Jr explains. “I met Kobe personally and the times he came to Paris… When you meet the person behind the athlete, it creates a different relationship and with Kobe, it was very special. Sports and society lost a great guy.”
n his photo shoot, shot in Paris by photographer Alan Gelati and styled by Ilaria Niccolini, Neymar Jr – sporting a fresh pink hairdo – isn’t afraid to be over-the-top when it comes to style. Whether it’s a palm-print shirt from Dolce & Gabbana or a bright pink suit from Alexander McQueen, the louder the better for the style icon. He says, “I have become more evolved because of the courage I gained to be a little bolder with the clothes I wear.”
Also in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue, Vogue Man Arabia shines a light on the regional, homegrown labels, including Talal Hizami and 2d2c2m, who are moving away from what is traditionally expected from them: serious doses of bling and exaggerated luxury just because that’s how the world perceives Arabia. The season’s trends are presented with a unique twist to help you stand out from the crowd, and in grooming, we reveal the key products you need to be stealing from your better-half’s cabinet. In cinema we enter a new golden age, with a fresh wave of Egyptian actors from Rami Malek to Ramy Youssef and Mena Massoud continuing to shatter Hollywood stereotypes, and in sport some Middle East-based adventurers truly inspire against the odds. We’ve also got you covered for 360-degree entertainment, enlightenment, and education in our self-isolation SOS guide.
We’re all in this together. Stay home. Stay strong, and let our latest edition of Vogue Man Arabia inspire you and keep you company. The issue is available in all supermarkets (bagged with the April issue of Vogue Arabia).