Steve Blake describes his relationship with Kobe Bryant
Steve Blake, the former Blazer and Lakers guard, said that he had won a lot by playing with Kobe Bryant. Blake is currently an assistant coach on the Phoenix Suns coaching staff and admitted that he “didn’t like Kobe” before being allowed to play with him under coach Phil Jackson.
“Before I played with Kobe and just because he was so good and I was a competitive person, I didn’t really care about him at first. I didn’t like him. He and I used it all the time during games and stuff I think that’s one of the things he respected about me – the fact that I wouldn’t withdraw from him. What you won’t notice when you get there. “
“You hear how focused he is and how his work ethic and all that, but – you only realize when you get there every day that he worked on his body, he was always in the training room when he tried to do something In order to relax, he always watched films, he always talked about basketball, you don’t notice every day how much he really cared about it. “
Blake, a teammate of Kobe Bryant from 2010 to 2014, was mainly the backup point guard of the Los Angeles Lakers during his four-year stint.