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
SHANGHAI, AUGUST 4
SHANGHAI, AUGUST 3
SHANGHAI, AUGUST 2
GUANGZHOU, AUGUST 1-2
"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."
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.