Largely considered one of the finest in the professional basketball arena worldwide, Kobe Bryant's work ethic is also something that has been lauded time and again. There are numerous people from different walks of life that the Black Mamba has inspired both on and off the field, and the motivational stories of Kobe Bryant’s work ethic has reminded people to work harder every day of your life.Two decades earlier, Kobe Bryant was drafted into the NBA by the Hornets and then traded to the Lakers before the season began. He became the youngest ever player to play in an NBA game and the youngest player to start and NBA game and although it has been a roller coaster ride for Kobe as he has seen both ups and downs (ups mostly) throughout his career and has worked very hard to be at the top of his game.Here are a few motivational stories of Kobe Bryant’s work ethic from his colleagues, friends, and peers:
#1 For the 2012 Olympics, the Black Mamba decided to lose 16 pounds
Although Bryant has never been unfit in his entire career, but considering his age, the then-ongoing experimental knee therapy and hunger to be a good player for a longer time, he decided to loose close to a score of pounds to keep up with his age and the younger talent on-court.
Kobe said, “With summer basketball leading directly into the season – and I'm expecting to play until next June – I have to take some load off my knees. I've got to shave some of this weight.”