Kobe Bryant is remembered as being one of the greatest leaders in the history of the game. His influence on other NBA stars was massive, young players with the Lakers in Kobe's later years all credit him with teaching them a lot about basketball and life. And after the Los Angeles Lakers became primarily his team, Kobe stepped into his leadership role smoothly and led them to two consecutive NBA championships.
Bryant was largely a leader by example, his insane work ethic spoke for itself. His role on the Redeem Team in 2008 is something fans can't wait to watch when the documentary comes out. Kobe was instrumental in bringing together the most exciting young stars of the time, names like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony.
However, it's not just by example that Kobe helped his teammates out. In his endless bid to become the greatest to ever do it, Bryant was a student of the game like perhaps no other athlete has ever been. His understanding and mastery were second to none and it became apparent from time to time.
Rare Clips Of Kobe Bryant Coaching During Lakers Practice Left Fans In Awe
A video recently went viral on Instagram showing Kobe who had a microphone on during a Lakers practice. And it quickly became clear that he was constantly trying to get everyone to improve; he sounded like a teacher during the training. Fans loved it, with many pointing out that it shows that Kobe would've made a great coach.
"I wish Kobe would’ve become a coach.. he literally was born for the game of basketball."
"This man was a basketball mastermind."
"The Mamba saw everything bruh."
"He was coaching fr fr."
"Kobe would have been one of the greatest ever coaches."
"This genuinely makes me smile."
"So sad he's gone and we'll never see Kobe on the sideline."
"Kobe Bryant embodies basketball for me, no one like him."
"I still can't believe he's not with us anymore."
"He don’t get enough credit for the teams he took to the playoffs/won rings with post Shaq."
"Kobe would have been a great coach."
"The funny thing is they NEVER praised him for his basketball IQ. Never. When he was next level genius in all walks of life."
"Remember this like this was yesterday."
Kobe Bryant could do everything that a leader needs to succeed. There is no doubt that if he went into coaching, he could have led a team to multiple championships. Ultimately, these glimpses from the footage are all fans have left to remember Kobe by, and he is one of those ballers that will never be forgotten.