Kevin Ding on Kobe’s Evolution into a Mentor to Jeremy Lin and the Young Lakers

Kobe Bryant is back, joining a young and inexperienced group of Los Angeles Lakers as he tries to make his return to the NBA playoffs in his 19th season. Has Kobe been able to play the role of mentor to Julius Randle, Jeremy Lin and his neophyte teammates?

Kevin Ding explains Kobe's transformation into a teacher both on and off the court when he joins Stephen Nelson in the video above.

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