After wrapping up his Asian Tour, which started off in Manila, Kobe Bryant returned to the Philippines to compete as Player-Coach in a charity game against some of the country’s best. Playing in back-to-back games with Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Tyreke Evans, JaVale McGee, Derrick Williams, and good friend Derek Fisher, the stars were out to shine in front of the Filipino crowd. But despite a star-studded cast, the completely sold out two-day event had all eyes on the Black Mamba.

Both games were for the benefit of the Manuel V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation, which it built to support the Philippine athletes. With two games that were held in a jam-packed arena, Bryant and the rest definitely helped out a whole lot.

The first game was against the All-Star line-up of the Philippine Basketball Association, while the second was against the Smart Gilas Pilipinas (Philippine National Team). Both games, which were a highlight reels waiting to happen, resulted in wins for the Kobe Bryant-led team that was hearing chants of “Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!” all game long.

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/countrychick/ therese

    the way the philippine crowd went crazy over the black mamba was such a phenomenon! everyone in manila loves KOBE! we want him back again soon…

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/vincekobe248/ vincekobe248

    i’ve been there..it was fun seeing kobe doing his signature move.. maraming salamat, KOBE!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/mads1823/ mads1823

    It was crazy! Manila gone mad! Thank you for keep on coming back Mr. Kobe Bryant. You’re one of a kind!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/angejuan/ Angelo Juan

    full of electrifying moves and highlight dunks!!!definitely worth watching live…hope to see kobe “the black mamba” anytime soon. thanks sir Kobe for the opportunity you gave for us filipino fans…

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/blackfilipino12/ blackfilipino12

    im just one filipino guy from anaheim, CA and i just wanna thank you kobe for spending time with my fellow filipinos.. Thank you boss kobe!