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NBA star Kobe Bryant is pursued through the streets of China by reporters who aren’t used to seeing tall black millionaire ball players in their midst.
By far, Kobe is the most popular U.S. star in China right now (Michael Phelps notwithstanding). But another U.S. athlete seems to have caught Kobe’s eye (which isn’t difficult to do). Her name is Kara Goucher, and she’s representing the U.S. in both the 5,000m and 10,000m in Beijing.
Anyway, she made this entry in her journal:
Then we had a two-hour wait until we actually marched in. At this point, athletes started mingling and I met [USA men’s basketball players] Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd. I got my picture with all of them. They were all very nice and asked me about running track. One of them actually ended up asking for my number, and chatting me up for a while, and got out his camera to take a picture with me, but that’s a story for another time. (Source)