Priyeshu Garg · 14 hours ago · 4 min read
NBA superstar and “investment genius” Kobe Bryant is speaking at TRON’s niTROn Summit 2019 in San Francisco on Jan. 17.
NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant
Today, TRON released a press release saying that Kobe Bryant would be a special guest and speaker at the niTROn Summit, a blockchain event meant to bring together industry leaders to explore solutions built on TRON.
The move is an excellent PR play by TRON. Basketball, the NBA, and Kobe Bryant are all huge in China.
However, Bryant was not only invited for his basketball prowess, but also his “investment genius” according to Sun.
NBA basketball and Kobe Bryant are huge in China. Bryant was invited to niTROn not only for his basketball prowess but also his “investment genius,” according to TRON’s press release:
“Kobe is not only a famous NBA superstar, but also an Academy Award winner and investment genius.”
According to the press release, Kobe Bryant’s fund Bryant Stibel has invested in 15 businesses around tech and media. The release claims that some of those businesses brought a “30-times return in only 4.5 years.”
Speaking of Kobe’s visit at niTROn, Justin Sun himself said:
“Kobe Bryant is a basketball genius. I have been a huge fan of Kobe and deeply inspired by his journey. It’s my great honor to have Kobe as our special guest for the niTROn Summit. It’s worth mentioning that Kobe Bryant is not only a basketball genius, but also an investment genius. We look forward to hearing his great speeches at the summit.”
Whether Kobe Bryant’s appearance at niTROn will translate into improvements on the TRON protocol, however, is yet to be seen.