Two athletic icons whose posters have graced many a bedroom wall recently became more permanent fixtures on opposite ends of the world.
A sculpture of martial artist and film star Bruce Lee by a
The statue of Kobe in Lakers uniform, standing with a basketball under his arm, appears to be outside the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts' Sculpture Museum, according to tweets.
Kobe has become a favorite in hoops-loving China, holding clinics, appearing in commercials, meeting fans and, during the
A sculpture of former Laker
Closer to home, the 7-foot bronze cast of Bruce Lee was unveiled in Chinatown's Central Plaza. The reveal marks Chinatown's 75th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the martial artist's death.
Lee, who was raised in Hong Kong, starred in TV's
The sculpture is awaiting $150,000 to fund a more permanent pedestal.