Continuing His Legacy
Bryant retired from basketball as a legend, and he is expected to join the Hall of Fame as soon as he’s eligible in 2021. The former Lakers star is a bit of a hero in California for what he did on the court, but now he’s becoming a role model in another way. Bryant teamed up with a holistic sports training facility to create Mamba Sports Academy to help kids and make a positive impact on their lives.
His facility is based in Thousand Oaks, California, and the program is available to young athletes. Bryant wanted his facility not only to teach kids about the physical side of sport, but to instill some of that mamba-mentality he was so famous for in the NBA.
The Mamba League
To encourage more kids to get onto the court and play basketball, Bryant created the Mamba League, which is a camp for kids aged between 8-10. Bryant has long been a critic of the Amateur Athletic Union basketball program for years over the way it fails to teach the fundamentals to kids. His Mamba League might be able to teach kids how to think like the professional game and understand how to play combinations of threes.
Showing Kids How To Play
Bryant recently took his Mamba League players to watch a WNBA game between the Los Angeles Sparks against the Los Vegas Aces in May 2019. It’s thought that Bryant was letting his young players get some first-hand experience of what professional basketball looks and feels like.
Mamba Sports Academy has been slowly establishing itself since it launched in December 2018. It runs a summer camp for kids, basketball tournaments, eSports, an adult volleyball league, and even a sports photography boot camp.