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From MJ to Kobe, an off-court dynasty

Grover's training empire caters to NBA royalty

Originally Published: May 26, 2009
By Scott Powers | For ESPNChicago.com

Twenty years ago, Tim Grover met Michael Jordan for the first time.

On Tuesday, still riding the magic created from that career-launching meeting, Grover was in Los Angeles working with Kobe Bryant.

As the Lakers were falling to the Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Monday night in Denver, Grover was boarding a plane from Chicago to L.A. He arrived at 11 p.m. PT, and less than 12 hours later, he and Bryant met to discuss ways to prepare for Game 5. They planned to ...

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