Sunday, 15, Kobe Bryant struck one of the blocks renewed by Nike in Flamengo, considered by many the Olympic Park Openwork Rio Along with Leandro Barbosa and Anderson Varejao, the double Olympic champion player hit a ball with fans to enjoy life in the basketball court all week. This is the first of eight blocks that are being rescued by the brand to get ready. In a month, on July 15, will be delivered the other seven, four football, two tennis and one more basketball.
“That can definitely be considered the decade of sport in Brazil and the Brazilians, so it’s a great pleasure to participate in a project that aims to democratize the sport,” said Kobe.
The initiative is part of the sporting legacy that Nike intends to leave the country. Therefore the support of Flamengo, with which has a five-year commitment, begun in 2013, when renovated six Football fields local area. And started the Landfill Selection program with the support of the technical staff of the Brazilian.
In his second visit to Brazil, Kobe, who is fanatical about football, was at home Phenomenal Nike. Alongside teammate Steve Nash, Leandro Barbosa and Brazilian Anderson Varejao and the American player celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Nike Football and even ventured to the ball at his feet. Before a presence in the House, Bryant visited the only store in the world exclusively football brand in the heart of Copacabana.
Source: Nike, Inc.