Kobe Bryant is back in Manila yet again and in his seventh visit in this basketball-crazy city, the basketball legend is reminded of why he has come to love the Philippines and his Filipino fans.

After 20 years in the NBA, this is his first visit after the retirement. The Filipino fans are one of the best in the world and they have so much love for the basketball and the NBA.

“It’s good to be back. It’s exciting It’s always fun to come here. (The fans) have so much passion for the game,” said Bryant.

“Mamba Mentality is a philosophy derived from Kobe’s approach to the game, and his aspirations of chasing perfection through hard work, resilience and passion in every aspect of life on and off the court,” Nike said in a press statement.

Kobe showed us the Mamba Mentality through his career and after 5 NBA Championships and 33.643 points, we are still waiting for his decision – what he will do next?

Manila salutes Kobe Bryant (Part 1)

Kobe Bryant Mamba Mentality Tour (Part 2)