With FC Barcelona in Los Angeles to prep for their upcoming tonight's matchup against the Galaxy, Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa got in some improvised soccer at yesterday's practice because he's Kobe Bryant and he can do that. 

While Mamba lacked the competitive fire we're so used to, you best believe he wasn't simply giving up freebies, even if his opponent was his wife:

After his initial denial he quickly relented, which we're chalking up to the SoCal heat, or the fact that he's still rehabbing from injury, or...something else because we know every ounce of Kobe's competitive spirit wanted to deny his wife's social media hat trick instead of displaying defense more apt for an NBA All-Star Game:

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