Kobe Bryant's blissful retirement is the only thing stopping him from taking a stand.

During his Wednesday appearance on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast, the Lakers great revealed he would kneel in protest during the national anthem if he was still playing ball.

"Kneel," Bryant replied during a rapid-fire question-and-answer portion of the podcast.

When asked what he would say to President Donald Trump if given the opportunity to speak with him directly, Bryant didn't hold back.

"Focus on serving, not leading," Bryant responded.

Following NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's reiteration of the league rule stating all players must stand during the anthem, the Lakers decided to lock arms as a compromise ahead of their preseason games.

President Trump has been under fire in recent weeks after tweeting that NFL players who kneel should be "fired" and rescinding his invitation to the NBA champion Warriors to visit the White House after Steph Curry expressed his hesitation regarding the team's trip.

Bryant, 39, retired at the end of the 2015-16 season after spending his entire 20-year career in Los Angeles. The Lakers are scheduled to retire both his No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys Dec. 18 during a pregame ceremony before the team's matchup against Golden State.