Pretty cool stuff. I love what James said.

CBS2: But the one thing we all learned is Kobe (Bryant) is the most popular player here, maybe the most popular athlete at the Olympics. The crowd was chanting his name, “Kobe, Kobe,” and the volunteers who were supposed to be guiding us were trying to get autographs. It is so out of control with Kobe that LeBron James cracked, “I thought I was famous until I got here with Kobe.” Kobe is big here in China.

Kobe is also (my daughter) Lauren’s favorite player. Kobe has been playing with her since we’ve been here; I think he is missing his kids. Her favorites words are “up, up,” because she likes to be picked up and Kobe has been giving her lifts. But I told Lauren, there is only so high you can go. I’m 6-foot-5, Kobe is 6-6 and my husband, Michael, is 6-6.

  • http://myspace.com/sonicussj Whatsa

    Cute.

  • kb24

    kobe should of married Lisa Leslie
    Lisa bryant!!!! they have some tall kids and mad money

  • LAKing

    Everybody knows that Kobe is the greatest and most popular basketball player on the planet. Taking time away from your wife and kids is very difficult and I feel bad for Kobe, you can tell he misses his kids. It comes with the territory and he knows he’s Beijing to represent our country.

  • NBA INTERNATIONAL

    kobe and lisa are both 6-6 add 5 inches to lisa and average it out with kobe
    6-8 1/2