As part of my “NBA Playoff thoughts” series, I will be exploring introspective thoughts that come to me throughout the duration of the NBA Playoffs. In this article, I will be exploring the idea and benefits of having a mentor. Related: Everyone needs to warm up – NBA Playoff thoughts pt 1

Kobe Bryant entered into the National Basketball Association (NBA) straight out of high school at the ripe age of 17. In fact, when he was traded from the Charlotte Hornets, the team that initially drafted him, to the Los Angeles Lakers, his parents had to cosign the trade agreement. He was still a minor after all.
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