Kris was in Toronto for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, and he was interviewed by the American Vogue magazine. He talked about his love for basketball, and talked about seeing Kobe Bryrant. He also talked about his fashion style which he called “Kris Style,” because he let’s it happen “naturally.” And, he touched a little bit on his upcoming movie “The Return of Xander Cage,” which is what he’s focused on next.

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Here are some excerpts from his Vogue Interview:

Seeing Kobe, of course, because he is my all-time idol. This was his last All-Star game, which is extremely monumental! Being able to witness his performance on court is meaningful to all of Kobe’s fans. He is one of the NBA ’96 golden generation, and growing up, I remember watching him, so his retirement has made me feel that my youth has gone as well.

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But there were so many great moments. Tracy McGrady was taking care of me like a brother, and we made a tacit team together. I used to play as center or forward, but in this game I played as guard, and he kept encouraging me to break through my own limits during the game.

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The 2016 NBA Celebrity All-Star Game happened on February 12th, 2016, and the game was played in Toronto at the Ricoh Coliseum. Kris was the first Chinese to play at the annual event and he said it was like a dream come true. And, he added, “I am very happy. I’m not playing my best today but I have tried my best. I really appreciate that I get the chance to play on the All-Star court.”

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Kris played for the Canadian team, and was coached by hip-hop artist Drake. Other than Tracy McGrady, his teammates included NBA TV analyst Rick Fox, Arcade Fire front man Win Butler, actor Stephan James, Indiana Fever forward Natalie Achonwa, Drew and Jonathan Scott from HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” and professional tennis player Milos Raonic.

Team Canada beat Team USA, coached by actor Kevin Hart, 74 – 64. Kris is reported have put 6 points on the score board, and got 6 rebounds.

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Kris was a member of mega K-pop boy group Exo from 2012 until 2014, was born in Guangzhou, China, and immigrated to Canada at the age of 10. He is now a solo artist and actor.

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