Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas has been getting some help from Kobe Bryant this NBA postseason.
The All-Star guard told reporters on Wednesday he has been watching film and receiving playing advice from Bryant ever since the Chicago Bulls took a 2-0 series lead on the Celtics in the first-round playoff series.
"He was telling me what times to go to, and what to look at, and certain plays, things I didn't look at when I watched film," Thomas said.
"He made me figure out a lot of things."
Thomas, who scored 53 points Tuesday against the Washington Wizards on what would have been his sister's 23rd birthday, said Bryant reached out to him after Chyna died in a car accident last month and has stayed in touch to help with basketball.
Thomas says five-time NBA champion Bryant is mentally "on a different level" than anyone else because of the details of what he saw in the game film and suggestions on how to beat certain defenses.
Bryant has also been supportive of Thomas' recent play on Twitter.
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