After Kobe wrapped his second gold medal last week, he didn’t have time to replant his L.A. roots and savor the experience. Nope. His seventh tour of China was calling, this time on behalf of Nike’s “Find Your Greatness” campaign. KB spread some of his Olympic shine on the young generation of ballers coming up and gave Chinese fans what they wanted: three days of Kobe. Full tour details, pics and video below.
Nike hosted Kobe Bryant for his seventh China tour with three stops in Jinan, Wuhan and Guangzhou, China, from August 15 – 17 as part of the Nike “Find Your Greatness” campaign this summer. Kobe encouraged young players to find their own greatness through the game of basketball. With sixteen years in the league, five world championship rings and two gold medals – Kobe exemplifies the greatness mantra “ambition never ends, greatness never stops.”
Kobe received a warm reception from fans at each stop during his tour throughout China. During his time in China, Kobe hosted training clinics for young players who qualified for the Nike Summer Basketball Tournament and during his stop in Jinan, Kobe greeted his over four thousand enthusiastic hoop fans at the local basketball stadium.
“Greatness is about working hard,” said Kobe Bryant, “Greatness is not only shown on the gold medal stand, greatness is also accomplished when you work hard everyday.”
This is the seventh summer in a row that Nike has hosted Kobe Bryant on a tour throughout Asia, including 2008 in Beijing after winning his first gold medal.