Mamba Mentality

personal development Jan 29, 2020

On January 26, 2020, the world lost one of the fiercest competitors and greatest basketball players we have ever known. As I reflect on the loss of Kobe Bryant and how sudden life can change, I wanted to share with you something I learned from a distance from Kobe Bryant.

When I was growing up, my favorite player was Michael Jordan. I still believe that Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever play the game. But back then all I knew was what I saw on the court. There was no social media and 24 hours news outlets like there is now. With Kobe Bryant having that same killer instinct on the court I now understand why Michael Jordan was so great. It was a certain mentality that they had.

Unlike Michael Jordan, Kobe has been more visible off the court and beyond basketball. It was a few years ago when I started watching YouTube videos about his work ethic and determination. Just a few weeks ago someone asked him what motivated him to be the player he was. He said, “When I...

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