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How the Charlotte Hornets are adding Kobe Bryant and playoff basketball to their break

Every team is searching for ways to remain connected during the NBA's COVID-19 hiatus and the resulting self-isolation. Strength coaches have crafted workout plans for players and dispatched exercise equipment. The best teams have the most incentive to stay in tip-top shape and hold each other accountable, since they will have something to play for if the season resumes.

Lottery teams have to look beyond immediate goals to keep players engaged. One head coach is compiling a reading list of seminal sports journalism for players to read.

James Borrego, the Charlotte Hornets' coach, came up with something different: He picked one playoff series for the team to watch -- one game every day or two -- and break down in video chats and text chains.