UPDATE: Apparently i linked to an old article about Kobe Brayant coming back to Manila, Check the updated article here. Thanks to commenter Rynault Austria for pointing out my error.
My dad is a huge fan of Kobe Bryant so he’s probably happy the Los Angeles Laker NBA superstar guard is coming to Manila on July 21. This is part of Nike’s new Kobe Bryant Asian Tour with stops in the cities of Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Chengdu.
MANILA – National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is set to embark on another Asian tour next week with the Philippines as his first stop.
In his one-day visit to Manila on July 21, Bryant is expected to interact with young basketball players who dream of making it big just like the 2009 NBA Finals most valuable player.
“Nike Philippines is proud to welcome Kobe Bryant back to Manila, and we are excited to be the first stop of his Asia tour,” said Nike Philippines country marketing manager Mae Dichupa.
Bryant will be meeting with young basketball players from some Gawad Kalinga communities at the Nike Park, The Fort in Taguig City at 2 p.m. From The Fort, Bryant will proceed to the PhilSports Arena (formerly ULTRA) in Pasig City where he will hold a basketball camp.
He is set to work with his young fans to help them increase their level of play. He will also showcase his skills and share his basketball prowess alongside the Nike Elite Campers, a group of up-and-coming young basketball players.
Gates at the PhilSports Arena will open at 3 p.m. while the show will start at 4 p.m.
Despite his brief visit, Dichupa said, “We know he will again touch many young lives, inspiring them to reach for their hoop dreams.”
Tickets to see Bryant at the PhilSports Arena will be distributed on Saturday, July 18, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Nike Park, The Fort.
Tickets are free of charge and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Only two tickets will be given per person, with a total of 3,000 tickets to be distributed.