When basketball superstar Kobe Bryant visited UAE
Published on January 28, 2020 at 00.01
Bryant, the 18-time All-Star who won five NBA championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career all with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.
During his career, Bryant visited the UAE. Earlier, he was in Abu Dhabi for a basketball clinic at GEMS Academy. Forty pupils had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of being coached by the man himself.
The initiative was part of the DMCC Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend.
Bryant was also in Dubai where his team played against Real Madrid basketball legends in a celebrity basketball game at the American University of Dubai indoor hall.
Kobe Bryant led Team Black Mamba as they battled the legends of Real Madrid basketball team.
The retired Lakers player, 41, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others perished early Sunday in a helicopter crash on a hillside in Calabasas, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.