Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant thanked his ardent Filipino followers who showed their appreciation for the basketball great during his recent visit to Manila.
"To the Philippines, thank you so much for the tremendous honor... I'd absolutely will never forget the love you've shown me, embraced me," said the "Black Mamba" in his video message to the Filipinos.
"It's something that I will always, always remember."
Bryant visited Manila over the weekend as part of his "Mamba Mentality Tour" done in coordination with major sports brand Nike.
The NBA superstar espoused his Mamba philosophy to his fans, which means embracing excellence, no matter what.
"Always demand more from yourself, always push yourself beyond what your expectations are," he said.
"Demand more. Love the hate. Mamba out."
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