Mamba Mentality Tour Manila 2016 – Day 1

The Manila leg of the Mamba Mentality Tour 2016 happened last Saturday (June 25, 2016), as Kobe inspired Filipinos with his philosophy of chasing perfection in every aspect of life, on and off court.

His day kicked off at Nike Run Club, dropped by the Ususan Covered Court in Taguig City, inviting teams to Mamba Mentality Night that evening.

At the Mamba Mentality Night held at SMART Araneta Coliseum, over 9,210 fans of the Black Mamba turned up and lit up the iconic stadium and paid tribute to the Black Mamba’s career.

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Over 30 top runners from the Nike Run Club were surprised by Kobe Bryant after they finished a 10K run; he “welcomed” them with more intense training and physical challenges as part of his Mamba Mentality approach.

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Kobe Bryant visited Ususan Covered Court in Taguig City, dropping off golden basketballs and inviting the teams to join him for the Mamba Mentality Night show that evening.

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Kobe Bryant at the Ususan Covered Court in Taguig City.

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Speaking to the media this morning, he spoke about the origins of Mamba Mentality and the principles he wants to inspire young athletes to live by.

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Sending virtual well wishes all the way to the Gilas,who are in Italy training before the Olympic Qualifying tournament.

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Making an entrance at the Mamba Mentality Night, a tribute show to 20 years of the Black Mamba held at SMART Araneta Coliseum.

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Kobe giving UAAP players tips as they were pitted against Nike athletes from the PBA including Jared Dillinger, Chris Ellis, Chris Newsome, Baser Amer, and Cliff Hodge.

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Over 9,210 fans lit up the iconic SMART Araneta Coliseum on Saturday night, paying tribute to the Black Mamba at the Mamba Mentality Night show.

Much love to Nike Philippines for inviting me to the Media presscon and the Mamba Mentality Night at the SMART Araneta Coliseum. It’s my 4th time seeing Kobe Bryant in person and the feeling’s still the same as the first one. Forever my favorite athlete.

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