Kobe Bryant's Manila tour stop at Araneta Coliseum was supposed to just have him watch the local college stars playing against the national team, and teach them some of his favorite moves and drills. He ended up doing more - to the delight of a frenzied coliseum crowd Wednesday!
No one - possibly even organizer Nike - was expecting the Los Angeles Lakers superstar to actually want to play and take part in that exhibition game.
After the short 10-minute game where Smart Gilas walloped the Nike UAAP Stars 33-24, Kobe said, "Put 8 more minutes on the clock and I'm playing with the UAAP Stars."
In the history of Kobe's Nike tours all over the world, he has never played with the kids. Thus what he did Wednesday was a first.
ABS-CBN News presents this special unedited video of Kobe Bryant in action with the UAAP Stars versus the Smart Gilas Pilipinas. - TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News