Updated 12:45 PM EST, Sat, Nov 27, 2021

Kobe Bryant Takes on Fan in China; Shows Him No Mercy [Video]

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The hooper of five NBA championships stepped on the hardcourt in Shanghai, effectively showing the crowd that he still has the moves even if he's already 35 and despite last season's injury, Boston.com said.

The clip displays Bryant's win versus multiple opponents. He sent one of them sliding all over the floor, Fansided said.

On his ninth visit to China, the Broadway World reports, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar went to Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kaohsiung to inspire 30 participants from 27 cities in Nike's RISE campaign, as part of his annual tour of China care of the brand.

He is hosting the young players at a basketball facility in Shanghai called the "House of Mamba," which contains technology that facilitates the students as they undergo drills based on Bryant's training, the report added. All this is in addition to his judging a sneaker design battle and visiting a Shanghai basketball park named after him. He is also promoting an upcoming shoe model, Fansided said.

The one-on-one is part of RISE, and NBC Sports said the teens might have felt a "thrill of a lifetime," as Bryant displayed his form, and told everyone why he is among the highest paid players in the NBA.

Fansided added that Bryant probably wouldn't admit that he is healthy at the moment but the icon's performance would disagree. It is the first time he showed fans that he can already execute his offensive and defensive abilities, the report said, and with a sprinkling of "impressive" tricks at that.

In one Instagram video, a camper tried to guard Bryant but the superstar outsmarted him, Fansided said. According to a New Tang Dynasty report, Bryant also threw autographed basketballs, in a country that Give Me Sport said held him in high regard.

He plays only one way, the Bleacher Report said, "with a killer instinct." While some don't show off their full 100 percent at promo events, it noted that Bryant brought his game-on self, with nice moves that cannot be countered by his "hopeless" rival.

Per Broadway World, Bryant will cut the remaining RISE players to a field of 10, competing in the RISE Final in Beijing on Aug. 16. Three winners will fly to the Nike World Basketball Festival in Barcelona, Spain, Sept. 5-7.

Nike RISE is basketball's first social docu-drama in China, the report added. It is broadcast on the Internet in weekly episodes on QQ (nikerise.qq.com), Yahoo (Taiwan) and Fanpiece (Hong Kong) through Aug. 21, six episodes.

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