Kobe Bryant has always been referred to as Xiao-fei-xia (小飛俠) in Taiwanese media. Xiao-fei-xia is a translation for Peter Pan. I have always wondered why Kobe is called that, especially his English nickname is the Black Mamba.
I’ve just figured out why…
It’s from a famous Taigi rock song, the song that started a new generation of Taigi singers, Lîm Kiông’s (林強) Hiòng-tsiân kiânn (向前行).
The original lyrics goes:
News articles referring Kobe as Xiao-fei-xia:
I wonder who came up with this…