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Kobe Bryant wields a lot of power with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s the franchise’s most popular player since Magic Johnson, if not ever, and means enough to their identity that he can command a salary well beyond his on-court value and divert a rebuilding process by his mere presence. With the possible exception of the owners, Kobe is in charge.  That power apparently extends to deciding which players get a seat on the bench and which must make due on the floor.

Out Tuesday vs. the Dallas Mavericks to rest his shoulder, Kobe wanted to make sure he got a good seat on the Lakers bench. He even made rookie forward Larry Nance Jr. get up entirely during the first quarter to make it happen.

The cool way in which Kobe commands the seat makes the video even funnier.

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source: Yahoo Sports