Kobe Bryant, posted a short message on his personal Weibo account, wishing allgaokaoersthe best of luck on their first day of the all-important national exams session.arly this morning, China’s favorite basketball player,
In the uplifting post, Bryant acknowledges all of the time and effort that students have put toward preparing themselves for this single examination, which will likely decide the shape of their future.
Bryant hashtags the post “MambaMentality,” and includes a gravity-defying picture of himself from the 1997 NBA Slam Dunk Contest as a reminder that hard work and determination can result in great things (though good genes are always nice as well).
The period leading up to the exam is always an extremely stressful time for students across China, and celebrities are known for chiming in with words of encouragement and inspiration. Back in 2016, late theoretical physicist and Chinese social media star Stephen Hawking made such a post.
While some admitted to being a bit intimidated by the challenge from someone with the academic weight of Stephen Hawking, Weibo users have jokinglynoted that Bryant has never experienced the kind of pressure that they are under, having never been to college.