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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 5:02 pm  |  21 responses

Photos: Kobe Bryant’s Asia Tour

Nike Basketball goes global.

Compiled by Eldon Khorshidi

Since the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs, NBA players have been all over the place. Some are laying low, while others are at the forefront of the media landscape, announcing their every move during the lockout. We’ve heard a spectrum of rumors, from athletes playing overseas to trying other sports to helping with everyday tasks. But for Nike Basketball and its athletes, summer travels and the NBA lockout are mutually exclusive. With or without a labor agreement, Nike continues its tradition of spreading the beautiful game of basketball and giving back to the community.

Nike’s roster includes the likes of Carmelo AnthonyDirk NowitzkiChris BoshLeBron James and Deron Williams. But for a second consecutive summer, it’s five-time champion Kobe Bryant and rising star Kevin Durant promoting the brand overseas. Above are some snapshots from Bryant’s tour through Asia, and for photos and a description of Durant’s six-day China tour, click here. For more information on Nike Basketball’s global efforts, check out NikeMedia.com.

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  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    Who is this Carmleo Anthony guy? Fix it :)

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    Odom, Walton to Philly, Crawford and Williams to LA, Brand and Iggy to ATL. Make it happen.

  • http://slamonline.com Mars

    Kobe, go back to KB8!

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    @Mars: Whatever the cap is, that would incinerate it.

  • Daniel Aus

    What lockout? thats the lakers in the 4th isn’t it?

  • Daniel Aus

    The Kobe in Phillipines Vid

  • Galagu

    see he got the standard issue 20 different colors manila jersey.

  • Luigi

    Kobe reppin Ateneo De Manila University! My mothers alma mater, that is amazing. Ateneo is known in the Philippines as “the school that wins everything” and that is a well known fact.

  • http://www.slamonline.com melvin ely

    ^ get bent, eagletard

  • http://airtsinelas21.blogspot.com Roy

    @ Luigi: Really?!! If you’re talking about the jersey he wore against Smart-Gilas Pilipinas, I reckon it was an FEU jersey not Ateneo….

  • Arch

    Basketball’s BEST ambassador…genually looks like he’s enjoing himself, not jus putting on 4 the cam…Kobe4Prez~

  • jflash

    You must be smoking some really strong stuff, Luigi.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Kobe Brand is having a good summer.

  • gani

    kobe’s shorts were black and blue but i doubt that had anything to do with ateneo, and he was wearing an FEU jersey, unless ateneo changed school colors and school initials.

  • gibe20

    cosign jflash….something’s wrong with that luigi guy….

  • HAMMER

    The gr8 KB8!

  • kulas

    @Luigi

    Really dude? the school that wins everything? last i heard UP was still ahead of ADMU in the ranks of the top universities of the world. You just win in basketball dude, and you have a lot of fil-whatevers on your team. I’d rather take FEU, now those guys are homegrown talents.

  • http://none kbusted

    @Luigi: I saw Kobe last week during the Nike tour, he actually wore FEU’s jersey since Nike is their athletic sponsor, too bad for Ateneo, Adidas is their sponsor so Kobe wore the former….

  • giogolo

    im waiting for a green archer to pop up here and bash luigi’s eagles..bitter rivals they are.

    And goes to show that ANY Nba plyaer coming to the Phil would be well-received, adored and put in a pedestal including LeBron.

    Any thoughts from this site’s usual commentors..allen P,Philo,Enig, Jaytaylor,Jukai..etc? = )

  • jufu

    ateneo! BLUE EAGLES.

  • Red Star

    Kobe! Lakers 4 Life!!

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