Bryant Helps Fund Chinese Culture Initiative Program

Kobe Bryant was in attendance at Bell Gardens Intermediate School in Bell Gardens, Calif., on Monday January 31, to promote the Chinese culture initiative program, After School All-Stars.

Bryant’s foundation aids in funding the program, which includes Mandarin language lessons, Chinese cooking courses and martial arts lessons.

According to program spokeswoman Shannon Mayock, about 150 students at five schools participate in the initiative.

Bryant’s popularity in China has been rising steadily over the past few years, as his jersey is the NBA’s top-seller in China and his reality show, “Kobe’s Disciples,” generated millions of Chinese viewers.

For more information on the program, go to http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133395880

httpvhd://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBjnc5LLRPA

You May Also Like

INSTAGRAM: Nick Young Swats Kid’s Shot At His Basketball Camp

Sixth man Nick Young has kept busy over the summer making all…

Lakers News: Jordan Farmar Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Clippers

[new_royalslider id=”231″] While the Los Angeles Lakers continue to await the word…

Lakers Vs. Kings Preview: Lakers Conclude 2014-15 NBA Season

A regular season full of injuries, miscues and insufferable losses will conclude…

Lakers Nation Free Agent Of The Week: Marcin Gortat

[new_royalslider id=”156″] With the Los Angeles Lakers entering the off-season with plenty…