MVP Kobe Tours Asia With Nike Basketball


Yesterday Nike Basketball made an announcement about their upcoming tour of Asia with NBA Finals MVP & Champion, Kobe “Black Mamba” Bryant. The tour will consist of a 6 city stop and it was developed as an opportunity for Kobe to meet with kids throughout Asia to inspire, energize and improve their basketball skills. The cities on the itinerary are Manila, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Chengdu, China, starting July 21, 2009. With Kobe already possessing a HUGE fan base in China, this is sure to excite many fans of the Black Mamba. Check the dates below

Bryant has met with players and fans alike throughout Asia over the past three summers; touring with Nike during the summer of 2006 and 2007, and as part of the USA Basketball team leading up to the games in Beijing where he led the USAB team to gold in 2008. This summer’s tour offers Kobe a chance to check back in with the young players he met on previous tours and meet up and coming players whom he hopes to inspire. “I’m looking forward to returning to Asia to see the progress the kids have made since my last visit,” said Kobe Bryant. “I liked what I saw then and I’m planning to work the kids even harder to give them a better sense of the dedication and hard work it takes to be a champion.”

Kobe Bryant 2009 Asia Tour Schedule:
July 21: Manila
July 22: Singapore
July 23: Taipei
July 24: Hong Kong
July 25: Shanghai
July 26: Chengdu