Ambassador Kobe Heads To Dubai

NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

HANG TIME SOUTHWEST — If only a shot of Black Mamba diplomacy could bring peace to so many suffering people in the many hot spots of the Middle East. Kobe Bryant won’t solve Syria, but he will make a late September visit to the region.

Bryant will be in Dubai, part of the United Arab Emirates, on Thursday to headline a fitness weekend to raise awareness for diabetes. The trip comes as Bryant continues to rehab from Achilles surgery and just days before his Los Angeles Lakers open training camp. In a phone interview with a reporter from the Gulf News, the region’s leading English-language newspaper, Bryant reiterated that his rehab remains ahead of schedule but that he can’t be certain he’ll be ready for the regular-season opener on Oct. 29:

“I’m feeling pretty good. I’m a lot stronger now than probably what I was a week ago. I’m…

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