Basketball legend Kobe Bryant to visit Dubai

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Sports fans in Dubai are anxiously awaiting next month’s arrival of Basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

The “Kobe Bryant Health & Fitness Weekend” is in support of diabetes awareness, and will be held on Sept 26 and 27.

He will make a number of appearances throughout the weekend, which will be rounded off with a celebrity basketball game in Knights Arena at the American University in Dubai.

Bryant, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, will be warming up and coaching his celebrity Team Black Mamba, which will take on legends Real Madrid.

He will also coach a basketball-skills clinic to give his fans an opportunity to interact with, and be inspired by, the man who is fourth on the all-time National Basketball Association career scoring list with 32,292 points.

Other activities will include a slam-dunk competition, and a showcase of his ball-handling and shooting skills.

However Bryant, who turns 35 this week, will not be showing off too many skills during the weekend, as he is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon in April that prematurely ended his season.

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