One of Kobe Bryant’s last wishes is being honored.

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Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, who was best friends with Kobe and the godfather of Gianna Bryant, told a touching story at the memorial service for Kobe and Gianna on Monday. Kobe tried to help a family friend secure an internship in the minutes before his death.

It appears super-agent Scott Boras is going to make good on Bryant’s request.


Boras told the Los Angeles Times that he will create an internship for the teenage daughter of John Altobelli, the Orange Coast College baseball coach who, along with Bryant and his daughter Gianna, was among the nine people killed in last month’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.

Boras had already invited Alexis Altobellis to tour his SoCal-based Boras Corp. office and to discuss how Alexis could gain experience by working for him. 

John, Keri, and Alyssa Altobelli were honored with a public memorial at Angel Stadium earlier this month. In addition to Alexis, the Altobellis are survived by son J.J., who serves as a scout for the Boston Red Sox. 

Boras represents some of the biggest names in baseball. This winter alone, he helped his clients secure $1 billion worth of contracts.

Bryant was known for all the wishes he did for the Make a Wish program. This final gesture wasn’t that, but it will help a young woman who is dealing with the loss of her parents secure her own future.