Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

SHENZHEN, China -- The Lakers' Kobe Bryant waves to fans during an appearance in a shopping district.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Police hold back fans waiting for Kobe Bryant's arrival on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- The Lakers' Kobe Bryant shakes hand with fans on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- A crowd awaits Lakers star Kobe Bryant on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- The Lakers' Kobe Bryant drew a big crowd during an appearance on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung

SHENZHEN, China -- Are fans excited about the impending arrival of Kobe Bryant? You be the judge.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Although an Achilles' injury prevented Kobe Bryant from playing basketball while making personal appearances in China, he was still able to show fans a few things.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Riot police keep things in check as fans await an appearance by Lakers star Kobe Bryant on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Kobe Bryant chats with Chinese basketball players on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Los Angeles Times

SHENZHEN, China -- The Lakers' Kobe Bryant discusses his Achilles' tendon injury with Chinese basketball players on Aug. 4. "The normal timetable for recovery from an Achilles, we’ve shattered that," Bryant said while in Shenzhen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Kobe Bryant attends a basketball clinic on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

HONG KONG -- Kobe Bryant poses for a photo with a young fan Aug. 3.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Kobe Bryant greets fans on Aug. 4.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kin Cheung / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Leonardo DiCaprio Throughout the Years

Leonardo DiCaprio through the years

I imagine you could go to just about any country and say "Leonardo DiCaprio" or at least mention the movie "Titanic" and you're likely to get some sort of confirmation that...   View Post»

   

Kobe Bryant visits China, and the crowd goes wild

Pictures in the News | Nov. 25, 2011

In today's Pictures in the News, a Thai flood victim rests under a mosquito net at a relief center in Bangkok as a health worker fumigates a flooded neighborhood on the...   View Post»

   

Kobe Bryant visits China, and the crowd goes wild

The Week in Pictures | April 11 - April 17, 2011

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism Images from Japan continue to document the the resolve of a nation coming back from a devastating natural disaster....   View Post»

   

Kobe Bryant visits China, and the crowd goes wild

Los Angeles Aqueduct: 'Mighty achievement'

Nov. 5, 1913: More than 40,000 people gathered at the north end of the San Fernando Valley to watch the opening of the Los Angeles  Aqueduct. The Times headline the next day:...   View Post»

Kobe Bryant visits China, and the crowd goes wild

Lakers star Kobe Bryant is visiting China, holding basketball clinics and doing promotional work for products he endorses, according to news reports. While there, he made some news, too, saying he and his doctors have “shattered” the timetable for recovery after the surgery to repair his torn Achilles’ tendon.

Bryant was injured April 12. “Three-and-a-half months [and] I can already walk just fine,” he said in Shenzhen, China, according to NBA.com. Whether Bryant will be ready to play when the Lakers open the season Oct. 29 against the Clippers is still to be determined. If the desires of rabid fans in the city of Shenzhen count for anything, though, don’t bet against it.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published