Kobe Bryant joins IOC to promote Olympic Day

Kobe Bryant hopes fans can do something his teammates couldn’t in the NBA playoffs.

With the Lakers’ star still sidelined from a torn left Achilles’ tendon, Bryant has partnered with the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to promote Olympic Day on June 23 and asked fans in the video above to fill his absence.

“I can’t run, I can’t jump and I can’t swim yet,” Bryant said. “So I need you guys to pick up the slack for me and be doubly active.”

Bryant, who injured his Achilles on April 12 against Golden State, is expected to be sidelined for another four to seven months.

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