Alex Ovechkin is building quite the collection of celebrity snapshots. Now he's added Kobe Bryant and Novak Djokovic to his portfolio.
Tuesday night, Ovechkin, the star forward for the Washington Capitals, found himself keeping some pretty elite company, as documented by a picture posted by the Capitals Twitter account that showed Ovi joined by Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers legend, and Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked player by the Association of Tennis Players.
Bryant is retiring this year after an otherworldly NBA career spanning 19 years. He has won five NBA titles and led the league in scoring twice. He is No. 3 all-time in points, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone
Djokovic, from Serbia, has won 11 Grand Slam titles, the fourth-highest total in Open-era history. In 2011 and 2015, he won three of the four Grand Slam titles, one of six male players in history to do so.
Last March, Ovechkin posed for pictures with Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona and has been named the world's best player five times. Robert Griffin III, at the time the starting quarterback with the Washington Redskins, was also in some of the pictures with Messi and Ovechkin. Griffin was released by the Redskins this week.
Ovechkin, meanwhile, has led the NHL in goals five times, including each of the past three seasons, and is first again this season with 41. He has also led the League in points once and has won the Hart Trophy as League MVP three times.
The League-leading Capitals arrived in Los Angeles on Tuesday in preparation for a game Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. ET; SNE, SNO, CSN-DC, FS-W, NHL.TV).