Reports say Kobe Bryant has setup a profile in Sina Weibo, a Chinese social media site.
Sina Weibo has confirmed that the five-time NBA Champion has created a profile in their site. Within hours, Bryant’s followers in the site exceeded 100,000. However, the 34-year-old has yet to upload any content on the profile.
Bryant is extremely popular in China. Some experts would even rival his fame to that of Yao Ming. During the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, huge billboards of Bryant were plastered all over the commercial district.
In fact, Bryant has numerous fan pages on Sina Weibo. Upon the creation of Kobe Bryant’s actual account, these fan pages welcomed him—claiming that they would help translate some of his uploads.
Recently, Bryant also joined Twitter which created a tidal wave of buzz in the social media stratosphere.