A Clark University Assistant Basketball Coach is recalling his time coaching youth basketball at the Mamba Sports Academy this past summer.
Kobe Bryant helped launch the training program in 2018. Clark coach Ryan Oliver says for the last two years he was at the same tournament where Kobe was coaching his daughter. He says Bryant would always make time to interact with kids at the academy.
Oliver recalls, "Just to see the type of environment of him being around and those watching and just watching him coach and share the game and take pictures with kids is unbelievable to see."
Oliver grew up in Los Angeles, CA and like so many others he says Kobe had a major impact on his childhood.