This weekend, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant made his return to Guangzhou, China for his first visit in three years. It’s part of Nike’s summer basketball tours. As part of the Nike RISE initiative, Kobe met hundreds of Chinese fans outside the Nike store in Guangzhou and put them through training to, in Nike’s words, “inspire and introduce basketball innovation to the next generation of players.”

“The ability to RISE is inside everyone,” said Bryant via Nike press release. “When you are doing something you love, you make the sacrifices and put in the hard work that enables you to RISE, to overcome, and to achieve.”

Check out the photos above to see more from Kobe’s visit to China.

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