In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, a five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant explained why he doesn’t help the Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka to recruit free agents:
“No, I stay away from it. I’m real close with Rob obviously, and we’ll talk often, just as a sounding board for him.
I stay away from that stuff. And Rob is more than capable of handling the job and all the pressure that comes along with that,” Bryant said.