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Kobe Bryant Celebrates 10th Asian Summer Tour with Nike

Kobe Bryant returns to Asia for his 10th summer tour with Nike and the second year of the RISE initiative, which helps young basketball players reach their full potential both on and off the court. Bryant returned to Guangzhou for the first time in three years before traveling to Shanghai and the remarkable House of Mamba. He rounds out the tour in Taipei.

His participation in the RISE program follows that of Anthony Davis and Paul George, who traveled throughout Greater China and Southeast Asia in July. 

TAIPEI, AUGUST 5

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Kobe Bryant at Rise in Taiwan.
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Kobe Bryant and a Rise participant in Taiwan at the National University in Taipei.
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Kobe Bryant and Nike presented the Nan-Kwang Elementary School basketball team with their first jerseys after having to wear girls' softball jerseys for the past two years.
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Kobe Bryant in Taiwan on the final night of his summer tour, his tenth with Nike.

SHANGHAI, AUGUST 4

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A RISE participant prepares to take the court at the House of Mamba in Shanghai.
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A RISE finalist celebrates his selection.
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"Unlock the Gates" participants in Shanghai.

SHANGHAI, AUGUST 3

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Fans outside the House of Mamba, awaiting the arrival of Kobe Bryant.
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Kobe Bryant as he enters the House of Mamba in Shanghai.

SHANGHAI, AUGUST 2

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The House of Mamba and its LED court return for the second season of RISE in Shanghai.
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RISE players line up at the House of Mamba.
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Bryant directs players at the House of Mamba in Shanghai.
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Bryant taping an episode of the RISE journey, which is broadcast throughout China.
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Bryant at the House of Mamba in Shanghai.

GUANGZHOU, AUGUST 1-2

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Fans greet Kobe Bryant outside the Nike store in Guangzhou.
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A young Guangzhou basketball player.
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A local player studies Bryant's moves during a training session.

"The ability to RISE is inside everyone," said Bryant. "When you are doing something you love, you make the sacrifices and put in the hard work that enables you to RISE, to overcome and to achieve."

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Bryant is greeted by players in Guangzhou.
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Bryant calls the end of training.
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Bryant pauses at Guangzhou's Canton Tower.

Nike will document the travels of Bryant, Paul George, LeBron James and Kevin Durant this summer as they travel throughout Greater China, Southeast Asia and Europe to inspire and introduce basketball innovation to the next generation of players.