After winning his second Olympic Gold in London last Sunday, was Kobe Bryant heading to Disney World? Actually, the restless NBA star flew to China instead for his leg of the Nike Basketball tour. Much loved and admired by basketball fans in China, Bryant started his seventh consecutive tour of China with a brief stop at Jinan first. But it was at Wuhan, a bustling ancient city with 10 million people, that the true scope of his Chinese fanbase became apparent.
Along with the almost prerequisite press conference, brief Q and A sessions about the new Nike Kobe VII System Supreme signature edition, and his experiences during the 2012 London Olympics, Bryant also took the time to host a basketball clinic with 51 of the best youth players from the region. Utilizing Nike‘s theme of “Find Your Greatness”, Bryant instructed each player on the game’s technique, better training regiments, and adhere to their dreams of becoming great. Afterwards, Bryant watched a pick-up game between the top players of U19 and U22 group for Nike Summer Tour Eastern Division. Before the evening was out, lucky fans received the special Dream Season IV basketball sneakers, a model specifically designed for China.