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Kobe Bryant and Lionel Messi win 'Ad of the Decade' from YouTube

Kobe Bryant wins another title.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant gets to add another accolade to his collection: YouTube Ad of the Decade. Google recently asked users to vote for their favorite ads to appear on YouTube over the past 10 years, and the Kobe Bryant vs. Lionel Messi "Selfie Shootout" took the honor. Here's the Turkish Airlines ad from the Mamba:

Considering this duo of global sports icons clocked over 141 million views for this video, it's not surprising it wound up taking the top spot. It's a lot of fun to see these two working together, especially considering Kobe's always shown a lot of love for The Magician.

The competition was stiff, though, with the beloved Volkswagen Vader Kid ad and viral Van Damme "Epic Split" among those that fell in behind the Turkish Airlines masterpiece.

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