Kobe Bryant is maniacally devoted to winning and basketball. That made him an all-time great NBA player.
It also makes him an unbearable youth-sports coach.
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Here’s our fourth place “winners” picture lol six of the kids in the picture stayed with me and worked every single day to get better and continue to work to this day. The 7th player (not in pic) missed this game for a dance recital so that should tell you where her focus was at this time, meaning she enjoyed dance more than ball which is fine. Now? She eats sleeps and breaths the game. So from this original group of 7 we have added a player TWO years YOUNGER (6th grade now), a player who’s team in our area folded and a player who’s family moved here from Tennessee. The beauty of coaching is growing the players from the ground up. That journey continues #mambas #2yearsago
Bryant edited the Instagram post to add, “meaning she enjoyed dance more than ball which is fine. Now? She eat sleeps and breaths the game.” That makes it better, but it’s still not good. Putting “winners” in quotes like that for a kids game is a real jerk move.