Kobe Bryant has recently made headlines again. He has been honored with a statue in China. The statue includes Bryant in Lakers uniform, standing with a basketball under his arm. The statue seems to be outside the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts' Sculpture Museum. Kobe is a fan favorite in China. Appearing in commercials and meeting meeting with fans just to name some things. During the 2011 Lockout there was speculation Kobe would join the Chinese league.