One of the most famous National Basketball Association (NBA) player of this time visit Philippines for the second time as part of his 5-city Nike tour. Manila, Philippines was his first stop before going in other asian countries like South Korea and China. The popularity of NBA league in China rise when one Chinese joined the league. Yao Ming was the first asian who played in NBA Houston Rockets team.
Kobe Bryant, one of National Basketball Association’s (NBA) biggest stars, leading his team Los Angeles Lakers and make the team as one of the favorite teams in the league, by winning the championships several times. And that makes them one of the favorite teams of Filipinos.
Kobe Bryant scheduled to greet his Filipino fans at Nike Park, The Fort on July 13, 2011. And the main event will be at Araneta Coliseum at late in the afternoon featuring local Nike-sponsored players from some Colleges such as: Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers, Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Blue Eagles, and Smart-Gilas Pilipinas.
Kobe Bryant will participate in a charity event by Gawad Kalinga, as what he did when he first visit Philippines way back in July 2009 when he met young basketball players from some Gawad Kalinga communities in taguig city. This time he will participate in Gawas Kalinga charity out reach in Taguig City. Same organization that holds charity event during his first visit and same venue at Taguig City..