Catch Up with Kris Fade: Shooting Hoops
My new basketball court is now complete and it’s almost time for tip off! I told you a few weeks ago about how I was building my very own court next to my house to practice ahead of my big moment with LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant in Dubai later this month. It’s all part of the Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend.
My Virgin Radio colleague Brent Black is on the team with me and we’re called Black Mamba! We’ll be playing Real Madrid Basketball legends who are coached by former Olympic basketball player Juan Antonio Corbalán. Also joining us are R‘n’B star and Crank That singer Souldja Boy, DJ Bliss and Nathalie Junebie, aka Chikay, from Tag 91.9FM. I’m told we’re also getting an American pro player flying in too.
Kobe’s not going to be playing as he has an injury but he’s going to be coaching us, and he’ll wear a mic for part of the match to commentate. I had a chat with him on the radio last week and he’s super excited. I’ve promised to take him shopping in Karama and everything!
If you’re a young fan, check the website as Kobe will also be holding kids’ coaching sessions.
INFO: Dhs250, 4.30pm, 27 Sep, Knights Arena, American University, Dubai, www.kobefitnessuae.com