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5 examples of "Mamba Mentality" which made Kobe Bryant great

Nathan Paul
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Modified 20 Dec 2017, 04:55 IST

1) Starting Young

Kobe Bryant
Young Kobe had the desire to be great

When Kobe was 12 years old, he took part in a basketball summer camp. Kobe already had basketball in his blood with his father having played in the NBA and also internationally. Despite this, Kobe left the camp feeling dejected because throughout the course of the entire camp, he did not score a single point. Just as kids in the 2000s grew up watching Kobe and learning from him, Kobe grew up watching Michael Jordan.

Many of us know the story of how Michael Jordan was cut from his high school team. This motivated Michael to work harder than everyone else to prove to them that he deserved a spot on the team. As a child, Kobe decided to take on this same work ethic which would soon transform him into a basketball icon. He wanted to prove to everyone around him that he was able to perform at a high level.

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Published 20 Dec 2017, 04:55 IST
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