The New England Patriots returned to work this week for their fourth voluntary organized team activity, and they were greeted by a celebrity guest from a different sport: Kobe Bryant.

Kobe’s presence excited several players, some of whom posted pictures of themselves with Bryant on social media. 

Said one player of Bryant’s presence, “Just hanging out and dropping some knowledge.”

Kobe announced this week that his book “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play” will be released in October. As part of his visit with the Patriots on Wednesday, Bryant was at the team’s practice and spent time in the team meeting room. Looks like Kobe enjoys the Patriot way.