This is a pretty cool story about Kobe touching lives overseas.
Straits Times: When Russel Low learnt that he would be meeting Kobe Bryant, he knew that he would not miss it for the world. Not even his O-level preliminary examinations would stop him from scoring that unforgettable moment with the basketball superstar. But little did he know what was in store for him on Wednesday.
During a coaching clinic for 20 youths, Bryant picked Russel to perform a lung-busting 17 sprints-a-minute workout, twice. But any strain he felt after completing the task was eased with a hug from the LA Lakers shooting guard. ‘That is one of my least favourite drills. But it was all worthwhile,’ beamed the 16-year-old.
Russel, who competed in the Asian Youth Games, also went home with a Bryant-autographed basketball.
It will sit proudly on his shelf, to remind him of one of the most memorable days of his life – the day he shared centre court with Bryant in front of an 8,500-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Inspiring youths and touching hearts was exactly what Bryant did on Wednesday.
From the moment he arrived at 10.51am at Changi Airport, he made an impression with his personable nature.