Kobe Bryant is not playing in the NBA Finals for the first time in four years.
Going back to the year 2000, Kobe has only missed the Finals five times—an incredible run by anyone’s standards.
With the entire month of June free, Kobe finds himself in unfamiliar territory. I’m sure he has a lot of thoughts running through his mind as he watches the Finals from home.
Picture yourself watching the Finals with Kobe and join me as I run through the 10 things he probably said while watching Game 1.