Saturday, July 04, 2009

Kobe Bryant to visit Taiwan in July


Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will visit Taiwan, his third visit to the basketball-crazy nation in four years, in a six-cities Asian tour next month, NIKE announced Friday.

Bryant is scheduled to visit Manila, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Chengdu in late July, NIKE said in a press release. Detail of the tour schedule will be released later.

The 2009 NBA Finals MVP who won his fourth championship ring last month previously visited Taiwan in 2006 and 2007 before leading Team USA to the 2008 Olympic gold medal in Beijing, China last summer.

(Photo: NIKE)