Kobe Bryant sat out the last five games with a groin injury.
The team hasn’t missed a beat, though. They’ve gone 4-1 without him.
Andrew Bynum’s exceptional play is a big reason why, but throughout the five games it’s hard not to notice Kobe acting like a coach during team huddles and when players head to the bench. Considering how in-control of things Kobe likes to be, it’s not surprising that he looks like a natural.
Very few players of Kobe’s calibre end up in the coaching ranks (see: Jordan, Michael), but perhaps there’s a suit and tie future for him.
Here’s a coach Kobe compilation via The Basketball Jones:
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