Former Lakers Athletic Trainer Remembers Kobe Bryant
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, hear former Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti's full conversation with "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson as he remembers Kobe Bryant. The two met when Bryant was 17 years old, entering the NBA out of high school in 1996. They continued working together for all of Bryant's 20 seasons with the Lakers. Vitti discusses the special relationship between an athletic trainer and an athlete. He remembers Bryant as a competitive player with a winning mentality, but most importantly as a family man who cared deeply about his community and mentoring the next generations. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died Sunday in a helicopter crash.