Kobe Bryant made ambassador for 2019 World Cup in China
MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Kobe Bryant has been made an ambassador for the 2019 basketball World Cup in China.
The five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist made the announcement on Twitter .
Bryant joins former NBA rival Yao Ming, now leading the Chinese Basketball Association, as ambassadors for the revamped tournament.
The first 32-nation World Cup will be played from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 in eight cities.
The competition draw is set for March 16 in Shenzhen.