Kobe Bryant’s appearance in Shenzhen last weekend recalled Beatlemania as fanatics filled the streets of Luohu District, stretching the city’s security resources and climbing onto any object available to get a glimpse of their idol.
Watch this grown man cry as he describes the experience of seeing Kobe from a distance:
His words translate as: “After seeing Kobe I was overcome with excitement. I couldn’t stop crying. I kept crying.”
Below are some images from Sina Weibo of the chaos around the Nike store in Dongmen where Kobe appeared: