Kobe Basketball Academy

Kobe Basketball Academy. Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The five-day camp focuses on the Flex offense, the Princeton offense and the Triangle offense.

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Kobe Bryant Media Interview

Kobe Bryant answers questions about the Academy, the Lakers, an update on health, management, free agents. 

"I don’t think about the knee at all when I train. I don’t think about the Achilles at all when I train. I feel sharp, crisp.”

Kobe on Byron Scott: “He was my rookie mentor when I first came into the league. We’ve had a tremendously close relationship throughout the years. I’ve always been a fan of his.”

Would Byron Scott be someone Kobe would like to coach the Lakers next season: ”Yeah”

Kobe says he would love to see Carmelo Anthony in L.A., saying: “We’ve really clicked since 2008. I would love to see him out there.” calls Carmelo’s decision a “Legacy-defining moment”. Kobe also talks about a plan ”B”.

”You have to be flexible. Plan B is a solid plan. You just have to play the waiting game a little bit and see how things shake things out.”

"God forbid we end up with nothing but it’s not for a lack of effort."

On Lakers Management: ”They are pulling out all the stops to ensure we put a contender on the floor next year. That’s all you can ask for.”

 

Kobe on new Laker Julius Randle: “He has a passion, from a skill perspective he has the tools.”

Kobe’s message to free agent Pau Gasol: ”My biggest message to him was make sure you enjoy the process. The ball’s in your court.”

VIDEO INTERVIEW

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(Photos by Michael Owen Baker/Los Angeles Daily News)

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