Lakers assistant coach reveals similarities between LeBron James and Kobe Bryant
Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Phil Handy said there were many similarities between the late Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. As a development coach for the Lakers during 2011-13, he had the opportunity to work with the two of them, and Hardy moved to Cleveland from 2013 to 2018 as an assistant coach.
“Of course, these guys … people have been talking about goats … they are trying to confront these guys against each other every day. But people don’t understand these three guys [Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James] Handy said that he and other great players have crazy professional ethics, so that people really don’t understand the work they do on and off the court to take care of their bodies. Battle of the Los Angeles Podcasts – ClutchPoints podcast.
“When I was with Kobe, there was a lot in common between Kobe and LeBron. How do they learn basketball IQ, how to learn opponents, how to learn many of their denominators. They are in different classes because for them, They are actually pushing themselves to try to improve the game, they are pushing themselves to be as good as possible. Having the opportunity to work with these two guys, they have many similarities in the way they play and how they work. “
Handy remembers that when he had the opportunity to work with the Cleveland Kings, he was surprised to see LeBron make a makeover for the playoffs. According to the Lakers assistant coach, this ability can even make him perform better in the playoffs, which is why LeBron entered the nine finals.
Having twice won the Cavaliers (2016) and Raptors (2019) assistant coach Handy (Handy) NBA championship, is fighting to win another championship in Los Angeles.
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