Yay! Kobe Bryant is coming to Manila in two days, 23 hours and 7 minutes as I write this. Commotion in motion, I must say. We all know how basketball-crazy the Philippines is, and am sure a lot of our young people will relish the opportunity to see him or even hear words of inspiration from him.
Nike Philippines is making the Kobe Bryant tour possible. In the main event at the Araneta Coliseum on July 13,Kobe will meet players from Nike-sponsored FEU Tamaraws, DLSU Green Archers, ADMU Blue Eagles and Smart Gilas Pilipinas.
Of course he will have a meet and greet with his legions of fans. The sheer size of Araneta Coliseum will make sure of that.
Kobe is the youngest NBA player to score 27,000 points, with at least 5,000 rebounds and 5,000 assists under his belt. As a shooting guard in the league of Michael Jordan, he’s also known for his heart-stopping three point shots. Bryant will join the national team in the 2012 Summer Olympics.