Kobe Bryant has other people pack his suitcase [Video]
The Lakers play at Denver on Friday evening in their first game of six-game trip.
While Kobe Bryant has to worry about improving his team's dismal 2-7 road record over an arduous 10-day stretch, he does not have to think twice about packing.
That's because he has other people do the job for him.
"I don't do that," he said. "I'm Hollywood; my stylist does it for me. I don't touch a suitcase. I'm Hollywood, I've been here for 16 years now man, I don't lift a finger."
Since Bryant has millions upon millions of dollars and the Lakers have two rookies on the team, that statement may be more literal than one may think.
Rookie guard Andrew Goudelock recently said that he often has to fetch the veterans' laundry and shoes.
Failing to deliver comes with major consequences.
Just ask Darius Morris, who was hazed during the team's last trip because he didn't bring his teammates burgers from In-N-Out. Among his punishments, Morris had to pose like a butler with a towel over his wrist while his teammates dined.
When Bryant was asked whether the rookies help him pack as another one of their duties, he shook his head.
"No, you seen them dress?" he said. "They don't touch my stuff."
In the video above, the Lakers discuss their favorite and least favorite things about traveling together.
Morris sits next to Bryant on the plane and while he wouldn't reveal what the Black Mamba does en route, he said that the NBA star talks to him and gives him valuable tips on the plane.
"I witness the Kobe System every day," he said.
Other fun tidbits -- Metta World Peace's favorite cities are Miami and New York. Jason Kapono said (jokingly?) that he wears cucumbers and a mask on the plane to beautify his complexion and claimed (jokingly) that Luke Walton changes clothes every two hours.
"I don't know if it's a Hollywood thing or like a bodily thing," he said.
The Lakers enter this long road stretch coming off of a 106-73 victory against Charlotte on Tuesday in which they were able to rest their starters.
Denver is currently in second place in the Western Conference with a record of 15-7 while the Lakers are sixth at 13-9.
-- Melissa Rohlin