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The Upside: Mike Procopio Shares Memories of Working with Kobe Bryant

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The basketball world and beyond was rocked last week by the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others in a tragic helicopter accident. One person who got unique access to Kobe Bryant and a look at his process was Mike Procopio, who worked directly for Kobe for the better part of four years as his Strategic Game Management Coach.


That relationship has been captured by the likes of ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, and numerous others over the years, but in this conversation, Procopio shares the stories, memories, and lessons learned from one of the game’s all-time greats.