Kobe Bryant Opens Up About His Connection w/ China & Life After The NBA!

In 1998, Kobe Bryant paved the way for the Los Angeles Lakers to become an iconic franchise in China. 21 years later, he was an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Beijing over the summer, and his purple and gold were in the NBA Global Games in Shanghai and Shenzhen this preseason. While in Beijing, Kobe sat down with CloseUp360 for an exclusive interview to discuss his connection to China, role in global basketball and training innovation, emergence as an award-winning storyteller, entrepreneurial leadership and much more—including his thoughts on joining the Hall of Fame possibly next year. “KobeCloseUp” is co-produced by his former Lakers teammate and CloseUp360 advisor Caron Butler.