KOBE IN THE HOUSE!
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Fri, 04 Nov 2011
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers who shares a passion for basketball with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and was featured along with Manny as one of the high profile Nike endorsers, visited Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym Thursday.
Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz said Bryant spent about an hour and watched Pacquiao train.
Bryant who has made several visits to the Philippines including his last visit with a roster of All Stars including Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Derek Fischer among others.
One of the highlights of the visitors game against the Smart Gilas national team was when Pacquiao arrived at the Araneta Coliseum and Kobe strode across the court during a timeout to greet Pacquiao who walked over to the NBA superstars who posed with him for photographs and got the eight division world champion’s autograph.
With the NBA lockout still unresolved it’s almost certain that Bryant and some of the other NBA stars who are fans of Pacquiao will be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight title against WBO/WBA lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez on November 13, Manila Time.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|MAGSAYO IN LINE FOR WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR|
By Dong Secuya, Thu, 23 Nov 2017SENATOR PACQUIAO CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS AT THE SAME TIME - POLITICS AND BOXING
By Maloney L. Samaco, Thu, 23 Nov 2017GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN RECEIVES HERO'S RECEPTION IN MEXICO
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Ramos Bout Aborted, Masters Tournament & More
By Don Smith, Thu, 23 Nov 2017LaManna wins LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title with decision over Amoako
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017UFC's Frankie Edgar: I Broke My Face & It Frickin' Sucks
By , Thu, 23 Nov 2017WORLD SENIOR VICE CHAMPION GM ANTONIO VYING HONGKONG INTERNATIONAL OPEN
By Marlon Bernardino, Thu, 23 Nov 2017ANCAJAS' THREE POSSIBLE OPPONENTS FOR STARDOM - YAFAI, SOR RUNGVISAI OR GONZALEZ
By Maloney L. Samaco, Wed, 22 Nov 2017Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part II
By Eric Armit, Wed, 22 Nov 2017Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part I
By Eric Armit, Wed, 22 Nov 2017CAN DONAIRE, SR. GUIDE CASEY MORTON TO A WORLD TITLE?
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 22 Nov 2017WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ERROL SPENCE JR. TO DEFEND AGAINST FORMER CHAMPION LAMONT PETERSON
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017MORE MIDDLEWEIGHT MAYHEM ON DEC. 16: ANTOINE "ACTION" DOUGLAS AND GARY "SPIKE" O'SULLIVAN TO SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017NBA -- Butler's missed FT dooms Wolves against Pistons
By Daniel Quindao Guden, Wed, 22 Nov 2017Weights from Bethlehem, PA
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017Citlalli Ortiz Grabs First Win of Women's Youth World Championships
By , Wed, 22 Nov 2017New Pinoy boxing star Ancajas burns bright
By Recah Trinidad, Wed, 22 Nov 2017ANCAJAS MAKES COURTESY CALL ON SEN. PACQUIAO
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017Hayashi banks on experience over undefeated Magsayo
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017DABLEO CLAIMS CHESS CROWN ON FINAL DRAW; CEBUANO SEVILLANO SHINES
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017Floyd Mayweather Inks 6-Figure Poker Deal
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017SEN. PACQUIAO CHALLENGES NBI TO SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Tue, 21 Nov 2017MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
By , Tue, 21 Nov 2017SPORTS FEATURE: ALVIN PATRIMONIO LOVES CHESS MORE THAN BASKETBALL
By Eddie Alinea, Tue, 21 Nov 2017