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NBA superstar Kobe drops in on Beach Volleyball venue

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant smiles with Greece Beach Volleyball pair Vassiliki Arvaniti (left) and Vasso Karantasiou on a visit to Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground on Monday in Beijing

Beijing, China, August 11, 2008 - National Basketball Association superstar Kobe Bryant dropped in on the Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Ground to watch the opening session Monday.

Current NBA MVP Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers posed for photos with Greek women’s pair Vassiliki Arvaniti and Vasso Karantasiou and cheerfully answered reporters’ questions.

Bryant, a three-time NBA champion, helped Team USA beat hosts China on Sunday in the Olympic Basketball Tournament.

Bryant’s visit to take in the Beach Volleyball follows that of George W. Bush’s to Chaoyang Park on Saturday, when the U.S. President enjoyed a short rally with compatriots Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

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