Kobe Bryant is just months into his retirement, but it seems he is already itching to get back into the gym.
Having called it a day after 20 unbelievable years with the L.A. Lakers, the two-time finals MVP has branched out his business, and made numerous public appearances, but is still keeping a keen eye on the franchise that he represented throughout his NBA career.
It is an interesting season for the Purple and Gold; they head into a campaign without Bryant for the first time since 1995 and are being led by a rookie coach in Luke Walton.
Much is expected of their young trio; D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Brandon Ingram, and Kobe admitted he would be more than happy to help his former teammate bring the best out of his young charges.
"I would love to come by," he said. "I've spoken with Luke (Walton) several times, (Brian) Shaw as well. I let the players know that I'm always around, man. I'm always around. If they wanna come out, and work out, wake up early in the morning to work out, walk them through some things."
The third all-time leading scorer has a wealth of experience having competed in seven finals and learned from a number of the NBA's legends - such as Hakeem Olajuwon - throughout the years, and can pass his knowledge onto players in all positions.
Russell, Randle and Jordan Clarkson got a close-up look at how Bryant carries himself and they could do worse than copy his recipe for success.