His name may sound Japanese, but the Chinese sure do love them some Kobe. It's no secret that the NBA guys are superstars over there, but this is just silly. I mean imagine. There you are at a women's basketball game and Kobe is the main attraction? Have they not seen the WNBA? (video courtesy of Awful Announcing)

Clearly Kobe's powers worked as the U.S. women's basketball team easily beat the Czech Republic 97-57. The team was ignited by a 17 point performance by Diana Tourasi.

The men's team opens their event against China tomorrow morning in one of the most anticipated matchups of the Games. Expect alot of drama, alot of scoring, and alot of Yao Ming.