Kobe Bryant & Nike Embark on a Whirlwind European Tour

The Mamba inspires a future generation of athletes overseas
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Image via: Nike

He may be retired, but Kobe Bryant is still plenty active. He recently returned to Europe for a multi-city tour with Nike Basketball. Kobe's travels were limited to the Netherlands and Italy, where he grew up during grade school. The Mamba was on a mission to inspire and engage young athletes, highlighted by stops at the Palalido, a classic Milan sports hall, and the Dudok Arena in the Dutch town of Hiversum. He spoke to future generations of star athletes in both venues, delivering motivational speeches while also offering basketball tips, like the footwork needed on an effective pump fake. Check out highlights from the tour in the gallery below.