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Kobe makes recruiting pitch to Gronk

Updated: February 10, 2012, 1:59 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Tight end Rob Gronkowski was among a large contingent of Patriots on hand for Thursday's Celtics-Lakers overtime thriller at TD Garden. During the game, he could be seen shouting at Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant.

So what did Bryant yell back to him?

"I told him the Eagles need a tight end," said Bryant, a Philadelphia native. "I'm recruiting. He's a freak athlete. He shouted at me, I shouted back."

Somewhere, Brent Celek isn't amused.

Patriots owner Robert ...

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