Home
Lakers News: Mike Brown Sees Kobe as an Assistant Coach Reviewed by Momizat on . Flip-flops and sweat pants were not quite the attire everyone was hoping for Kobe Bryant to be in at practice today. Despite not practicing for his seventh cons Flip-flops and sweat pants were not quite the attire everyone was hoping for Kobe Bryant to be in at practice today. Despite not practicing for his seventh cons Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lakers News: Mike Brown Sees Kobe as an Assistant Coach

Lakers News: Mike Brown Sees Kobe as an Assistant Coach

Flip-flops and sweat pants were not quite the attire everyone was hoping for Kobe Bryant to be in at practice today. Despite not practicing for his seventh consecutive day, Bryant sure was vocal from the sidelines with his teammates, and Mike Brown has been noticing that all week.

“Right now I just look at him as an assistant coach. He may not like to hear that because he doesn’t want to take a big pay cut. But he’s been in tune, involved with practice everyday.”

It’s great that Kobe’s using his time of rest to get in some reps as an assistant coach, but are his other teammates worried?

Pau Gasol seems to be up in the air on whether he can see Kobe playing tomorrow.

“He’s a player that’s played through anything and everything. It might bother him a lot to be out now for seven days without stepping on the floor, being with the team and maybe not playing tomorrow. He might play tomorrow, who knows.”

Steve Nash also mentioned the sheer toughness of Kobe, but also said that with or without the Black Mamba, they will have their work cut out for them in Tuesday’s opener against the Dallas Mavericks.

“It gets in the way of our growth if we don’t have a full lineup.”

Throughout the past week, Brown has been the one most vocal in understanding that if Kobe isn’t practicing, he has a good reason. That reason is pain.

“He’s a tough tough cookie, and he’s been through a lot. We have to have other guys step up.”

Again, Metta World Peace seems to be the only player on the Lakers roster convinced that nothing could stop Kobe from playing tomorrow’s first regular game of the season.

“I’ve seen this before. When Kobe was hurt, whether it’s preseason or regular season he played. This is the first game of the regular season…there’s no way I could see him missing the game.”

Kobe did miss his first two games coming off of knee surgery in 2006-2007. His official status is listed as day-to-day.

_______________________________________________________________________________________
Practice Video: Dwight Howard talks about his sore and achy back after practice.
_______________________________________________________________________________________

[jwplayer config="lakersnation_player" file="http://youtu.be/aj2vvGHSa8s" autostart="false"]

Lakers Rumors & News Recap: NBA Division Preview Wrap- Up
Lakers News: Mike Brown Believes Bench Still Needs Work

About The Author

Serena Winters is the Lead Reporter for Lakers Nation. Besides out-eating the rest of the staff, she's most known for carrying snacks with her to all media events. Make sure to follow Serena on Twitter at @SerenaWinters

Number of Entries : 542
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q7ZJEQKURNVKYREFIA6CQ5KJ7I Rasheed

    1. Kobe (7th days not practicing): I agree with Nash, it is slowing down the growth of the team. Injury is injury there is nothing you can do about it. I like how he is still there at the sideline supporting them, that to me is a positive sign for Lakers.

    2. Game opener: K24 may not play in my opinion. It will be counter productive if Kobe plays without prior practice with the team. 7 days are long time then again we are talking about Kobe (anything is possible). They should make it clear in or out…

    3. I am worried about turnovers, I am concerned about transition defense and also poor bench production. With Kobe win and without Kobe no win, simple.

  • OdumBAMA

Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Scroll to top