THROWBACK: Kobe Bryant’s Unseen Mic’d Up Footage From Lakers Training in 2009

Published 10/04/2021, 6:30 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – JAN. 13, 2015. Kobe Bryant in action against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


We can’t help but remember the personality of Kobe Bryant, and the everlasting memories he left behind. There is a clip of Kobe from 20009, coaching and riling up the Lakers setup. The late legend was unlike anyone else, both on and off the court. During his time with the LA Lakers, he inspired the squad to multiple titles. Unfortunately, Kobe lost his life in the beginning of 2020, but he will never be forgotten.

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As a Laker, every player looks up to the dominance of the legendary Kobe Bryant. The former player created his own legacy with the side and scripted history on numerous occasions. He instilled a never-say-die attitude and was a key component of the generation of Lakers that dominated the NBA. He averaged around 25 points, but his impact on the team goes way beyond the numbers. Kobe Bryant was the perfect team player.

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 Kobe Bryant mic’d up during a Lakers training session

Kobe Bryant answers questions during a press conference held at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo, Calif.. Thursday, July 15, 2004. Bryant chose the Lakers over the Clippers, remaining with the team he joined in 1996 at age 18 and later helped win three NBA championships. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

Known for his loyalty as a player, Kobe Bryant chose to be a Laker for the entirety of his career. He developed into the senior-most player, working under many successful coaches. However, the man himself often had valuable advice to offer and would aid his team all the time. In a major throwback video, Bryant can be seen talking to his Lakers teammates and helping them out.

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In the clip, Kobe offers some one-on-one advice to his LA teammates. Right from dribbling to shooting, from positioning to screening, the 18-time All-star talks about it all. The exclusive footage was captured in 2009 when Kobe was in his prime. It is a testament to his Mamba mentality, which had no limits.

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There is no doubt that Kobe Bryant is the ultimate inspiration for basketball players and athletes in general. He was the all-around king of physical and mental capabilities. Through his versatile traits, Kobe lives on in our minds forever!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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