McCain may have been the 6-foot-daughter of the 6-foot-9 former NBA star, but Bryant promised nothing. He was not given a starting position yet – not even with Team Mamba in need of a center. Practice was often held on Mondays through Fridays in Orange County, where most of the team’s players resided, meaning McKenney expected longer commutes from the San Fernando Valley. After the exercises, she had to run extra to “catch the other girls”, as Zach recalls Bryant.
However, none of this stopped Randolph from calling him “absolutely fit”.
“Like a puzzle, man,” Randolph said. “My daughter was just so happy. All this is talked about.
He said McCain was “mesmerized”; MacKenly stated that he was exaggerating. Although she said she was previously “super nervous” about being trained by Bryant, “after being like a week, ‘Oh, he’s just a regular guy.” “While some of the girls on the team called him Coach Bryant, McKenley. He said” really just called him Kobe. “
Where father and daughter readily agree: Bryant helped McKinley improve immediately.
“I work with him a lot, but you can tell the difference with Kobe,” Zach said. “When Kobe was speaking, he didn’t need to say, ‘Pay attention.”
“They basically taught me how to protect and how to move around,” McCain said.
Asked to describe Bryant’s coaching demeanor, McCain said: “You might know when he’s crazy, or he’s not playing around, but he never, like, yells at you.”
The epidemic has delayed the start of McKenney’s new season at the Sierra Canyon School in the Chatsworth section of Los Angeles, but his game is still evolving. Even though McCain shoots right-handed and Zach is a lefty, comparing his father’s combination with strength, poignancy and a deep scoring touch inside often occur. McKenney has such ability that he has received verbal scholarship offers from Louisville and Arizona before playing solo high school games.