Mike Procopio, a professional basketball trainer, was the eyes and ears for Kobe Bryant during the Lakers’ postseason run (especially during the NBA Finals). Procopio helped scout the Boston Celtics and enabled Kobe to understand what to expect in each game.
Procopio has worked with over 100 NBA players including Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Paul Pierce, Kevin Durant, and many others. You can get a glimpse of what the workouts consist of in the instructional basketball DVD titled Mike Procopio: 25 Professional Footwork Drills.
The following video is a Game 7 post game press conference in which Kobe Bryant mentions his work with Mike Procopio: