Lakers’ Kobe Bryant greets a literal sea of people in China (PHOTO)

You might have read the title to this article and clicked just to comment, "You mean a ‘figurative’ sea of people, right?" No, friends. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant posted a photo to his social media accounts early Monday morning from an even in China in which fans could be seen to the horizon:

Bryant is reportedly in Guangzhou as part of the Nike RISE tour, which has seen Paul George come through China already this summer, with further appearances from other NBA superstars still to come. But it’s pretty unlikely that anyone will get the kind of reception that Bryant did. He might be at the tail end of his NBA career, but he’s still a global icon to billions of people around the world.