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Eight days after he helped lead the U.S. to Olympic basketball gold, Kobe Bryant put on a dazzling show in China in dropping 68 points in 15 minutes at a charity exhibition game.
"I wanted to play it cool but what the heck, the place was packed with fans who'd sang an early happy birthday to me and really wanted to watch me go to work," Bryant said in a post on his Facebook page.
Bryant said his opponents and teammates alike featured a mix of Chinese pop singers, actors and TV personalities, all of them possessing limited basketball ability, who provided no kind of defensive opposition at all and served as a backdrop for a show of his shooting talents.
"They are not basketball players by any stretch of the imagination," Bryant wrote. "I was just having fun with all of them and loved hearing the crowd enjoy the show we put on."
At first I was like 68 points in 15 minutes is no joke, no matter what country the game is being played in. But th...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored 68 points in 15 minutes at the Chinese celebrity game.
Via Kobe Bryant Facebook:
The Sprite China 2nd Annual Charity Basketball game was a ton of fun. We played two 15 min halves with a running clock. I watched from the bench for the first half. We were trailing by 9 when I was notified that fans via text can choose a t
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It didn't take long after the Olympics for Kobe Bryant to get back on the hardwood. Bryant was on hand for the second annual Sprite China Charity Basketball Game in Shanghai, and his competitive juices promptly started flowing. The Lakers star sat on the sideline as his team fell into a nine-point hole. At that point, the fans (as a result of some wacky rule) decided 20 more...
How many championship banners would be hanging in the American Airlines Center rafters had the Mavericks traded for Kobe Bryant in 2007?
That may seem like a far-fetched idea but Mavs owner Mark Cuban said Tuesday morning that it was almost a reality in the summer of 2007.
"When I was doing Dancing with the Stars, I was taking breaks because I was talking to Kobe's agent...
Only Kobe Bryant would be the subject of urban legend in the age of camera phones. The Black Mamba played in a charity game in Shanghai during his annual China tour. The legend, Kobe dropped 68 points in 15 minutes. Granted, the competition level doesn’t look to be of the highest quality but, if anyone [...]
During his annual tour overseas, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant participated in a charity game for the fans. Supposedly, Kobe sat out the entire first half, but with his team down The Mamba checked in and scored a reported 68 points in just 15 minutes of action. Here’s video: Looking at the competition in the grainy [...]
You may have heard about this already, but Kobe Bryant attended a celebrity basketball charity game in China when one team was down 29 points, during the last half (15 minutes) he joined and scored 68 points. “I didn’t want to disappoint them or the fans that had paid their hard earned money for [...]
Kobe Bryant and Nike took their talents to China for a seventh time this past week in support of The Swoosh's "Find Your Greatness" campaign.The post Starting Lineups: Nike And Kobe Bryant Embark On Their 7th Tour Of China appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
While LeBron James is still the biggest star in the states Kobe Bryant is still the bigger star internationally. Over the weekend Bryant played in a Celebrity basketball game in china.
As you would imagine Bryant was unstoppable. He scored 68 points in 15 minutes. As you will see in the video below it was pretty much a dunkfest.
Bryant spent his childhood in Italy when...
China loves Kobe Bryant. LeBron James is taking over the NBA in the states but globally, there’s no question whose number one. Kobe is currently on a promotion tour for Nike in Wuhan which is located in central China. The level of fandom reminds me of MJ in the 80′s… Jackson, not Jordan. This [...]
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer
– As noted earlier here on the website, WWE has begun talking about potential names for the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony in April 2013 at Madison Square Garden. So far the names being discussed all have connections to the Garden and New York City. One of the names being discussed is Mick Foley, who is from New York and has talked...
- Abraham Washington thanked fans at Summerslam for chanting “Kobe Bryant” during the WWE Tag Team Championship Match between Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and The Prime Time Players. He wrote on Twitter:
“To all the fans that showed their support with the chants and tweets I really want to say “THANK YOU”!!! You guys are truly.. #UNSTOPPABLE!”
AW was of course fired for referencing...