(WSCR) Here’s a little disclaimer: this wasn’t at all a real basketball game.
While Kobe Bryant was in China on a promotional tour, the super star stopped by a charity basketball game, with teams made up of local pop stars.
The game, apparently, was played in two, 15-minute halves. Bryant sat out the first half before scoring a self-reported 68 points in the second half, propelling his team to victory.
Here’s a run down of the events, as reported by Bryant’s Facebook page.
We played two 15 min halves with a running clock. I watched from the bench for the first half. We were trailing by 9 when I was notified that fans via text can choose a team to add 20 additional points to their tally!!! We were now down 29!! I wanted to play it cool but what the heck, the place was packed with fans who’d sang an early happy birthday to me and really wanted to watch me go to work. My teammates were down. They are all singers/actors and do not play ball much AT ALL, but they are very successful at what they do hence they are VERY competitive. They asked if I could bring them back in the second half..
I didn’t want to disappoint them or the fans that had paid their hard earned money for a show so I took the challenge of really using the second half as a training session for my stamina. I ran and ran and ran. I wound up scoring 68 in the 2nd and we won. Like I said, they are not basketball players by any stretch of the imagination. I was just having fun with all of them and loved hearing the crowd enjoy the show we put on.