He grew up a Boston Celtics fan literally within a stone’s throw of the Gahden, so that’s why he’s also a traitor and was paid to be by Kobe.
Here’s an example of his chessmaster skills…
On defense, they planned for Bryant to pick up Rajon Rondo near the free-throw line, use his length, and escort him into interior defenders. On offense, they noticed that Boston never left the ball-side corner and hoped to counter that with quick passes to the weak side for open shots before Boston could recover.
There’s also a small bit on how to defend Russell Westbrook.
Love this stuff!
Read the whole article: In Beating Celtics, Bryant Had Help From a Son of Boston – NYTimes.com