Remember When Kobe Bryant Danced the Tinikling in Manila?

Way back in 1998, Kobe Bryant visited the Philippines for the first time for a promotional tour of a shoe brand he was endorsing at that time. He was 19 at the time.

A rare footage of the Black Mamba clad in Barong Tagalog while showing his superb footwork while dancing Tinikling has surfaced social media.

The Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro) posted a link on their Facebook page saying:

In honor of Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game today, check out this video of him wearing a Barong Tagalog and dancing tinikling in Manila back in 1998.

It looks like the fancy footwork that helped him carve out a legendary career between the baskets also served him well between the bamboo sticks!

Watch Bryant dance the Tinikling.

Bryant just played his last NBA game. Many have expressed their gratitude for the love and sportsmanship the Black Mamba showed for basketball.

What do you of Kobe Bryant dancing the Tinikling?