Kobe was asked what he'll do if his ankle keeps him out more time. Bryant: "F---, keep coaching!" ...
"F---, keep coaching!" Bryant said, as if it was the most obvious answer in the world. "You know what I mean? You put guys in positions to be successful, man. I watch a boatload of film so I know, I’m very well prepared. I’m going to continue to try to put guys in positions to be successful, as simple as that."
And on how he can help D'antoni?
A reporter asked Kobe if he imparted "anything specific" coaching on the bench. Kobe: "Everything is specific" ...
"Everything is specific," Bryant said. "Everything was just all execution related on what the defense is doing and just making adjustments and trying to take advantage of it."
Bryant said it was all "just reading the defense."
"Just out there seeing what’s going on and seeing things we can take advantage of and just trying to make sure I put them in the best position possible to be successful. There’s a lot of things where Mike (D'Antoni) has a million things going on in his head and Steve (Nash) and Dwight (Howard) they’re all out there in the moment, it’s tough to really see all those things. I can see them from the sideline."
Here's what Dwight said of Kobe grabbing the clipboard:
"We were talking about double teams, where they were coming from. Just what he saw and what I saw, so we just communicated on there."
Said Steve Nash:
"He was engaged and he wanted us to win so he had a lot of energy over there."
And Steve Blake's take:
"He was just talking about reads. Look for this, do this, you might have this on this play. He was very vocal and I think that gave everybody a lot of confidence to see how engaged he was, even when he was not playing."
Kobe made sure to point out how much the team is missing Jordan Hill, who happens to be the person he most recently followed on Twitter.
Awesome awesome stuff!! Thoughts?