Kobe Bryant Returns To His Roots As Nike Tour to Reggio Emilia

On the third day of his Nike Europe Tour 2016, Kobe Bryant went to the Ferrari world headquarters in Maranello then followed by Reggio Emilia.

In Reggio, basketball is huge. It is where Kobe Bryant spent seven years and started playing the game because his father Joe ‘Jellybean’ Bryant was playing for the team from 1989 to 1991.

Kobe shared his memorable stories of childhood to the fans and media in Italian.

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Kobe Bryant Returns To Where He Grew up- Italy for his Europe Tour with Nike

Milan- Kobe Bryant is adored in Europe, too. Nike Europe Tour 2016 began with his summer basketball camp in the Netherlands and continues in Italy, friday.

The Bryant family moved in Italy when the Black Mamba only aged six until fourteen years. It was when ‘Jellybean’ Bryant left the NBA to play for the Italian professional basketball.

Retired Los Angeles Laker steps out and speaks in Italian to the fans flock waiting outside to see one of the greatests on NBA. The fans chant Kobe! Kobe! Kobe! and MVP!

The video was captured when ‘Vino’ Bryant went to visit the House of Hoops: Footlocker Milano where a Q & A session with fans and media was held.

The five-time champion was welcomed at the same time by the Italian NBA player and Champion in 2014, Marco Belinelli.

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Lithuania defeated Italy in OT in their EuroBasket 2015 Quarterfinals

Toronto Raptors Center Jonas Valanciunas led Lithuania to an overtime win over Italy 95-85 in EuroBasket 2015 Quarterfinals.
Valanciunas scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to secure the final spot in the EuroBasket semifinals, joining France, Spain and Serbia in the final four. While, Denver Nuggets star Danilo Gallinari led Italy with 17 points and 6 rebounds.

Here are the complete scores for EuroBasket 2015 Quarter-Finals: