VIDEO: Kobe Bryant full press conference – July 9, 2014

PHOTO: L.A. Times
PHOTO: L.A. Times

Earlier today, Kobe Bryant held a press conference as his annual basketball camp got underway.

However, as expected, the majority of questions reporters asked Bryant weren’t related to his camp.

After getting the initial pleasantries out of the way, Bryant was asked about free agency – and Carmelo Anthony, of course – as well the team’s backup plans if they miss out on Melo.

Bryant expressed confidence in Jim and Jeanie Buss during the press conference, spoke highly of Byron Scott and also shed some light on his own physical condition.

Oh, and the five-time champion even complimented Julius Randle’s game and mindset.

Maybe the Kentucky product won’t get the rookie treatment after all.

Written by Ross Pickering

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