Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and NBA commissioner David Stern pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and NBA commissioner David Stern pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP
Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and NBA commissioner David Stern pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP
Tim Noonan
Opinion

Opinion

Tim Noonan

Kobe Bryant’s death is China’s loss as kindred spirit is mourned in ‘second home’

  • The shocking death of the NBA icon will be felt heavily in China, a place he has referred to as his ‘second home’
  • LA Lakers star first visited China in 1998 and he has been mobbed ever since but legacy includes giving back through his charity

Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and NBA commissioner David Stern pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and NBA commissioner David Stern pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP
Kobe Bryant, Yao Ming and NBA commissioner David Stern pose with children during the NBA Cares Special Olympics Basketball Clinic in Shanghai in 2013. Photo: AP
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