Kobe Bryant in China is a traveling Beatles concert wrapped inside a Muhammad Ali title defense. He is a basketball Lollapalooza with a TomorrowWorld on top. He is hardwood Tom Cruise.
Even if the sky falls, his ankles literally turn into papier-mache and everything falls apart for Kobe in the U.S., he will always have China, where he could be 75 years old and coming off the bench for the Guangdong Tigers with a rolling oxygen tank and still sell out a 20,000-seat arena.
China plus Kobe equals that forever kind of love.
Got the drop at Bleacher Report . . .