Kobe Bryant
The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards (Basketball Biography Books)
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Learn the Incredible Story of Los Angeles Lakers' Legend Kobe Bryant!

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In Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bryant has been the face of the Lakers dynasty for the past two decades and for good reason. Few players have commanded a basketball court as much as Kobe in historical performances such as his notable 81-point performance in just under 42 minutes of playing time in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors.

While the 2015-2016 NBA season marked the end to Kobe’s storied career, the Black Mamba’s legacy will never be forgotten.

Few players can parallel Kobe Bryant in terms of competitive fire and will to win. His polarizing figure defines him and makes even those who do not like him at the very least respect him. Read on to learn about the days of when Kobe played alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Robert Horry, Metta World Peace, Derek Fisher, and Pau Gasol in some of the greatest times of Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball history.

Here is a preview of what is inside this book:

  • Early Life and Childhood

  • High School Years

  • Kobe's NBA Career with the Lakers

  • Kobe Personal Life

  • Kobe’s Impact on Basketball and Beyond

  • The Black Mamba’s Legacy

An excerpt from the book:

When Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant gave himself the nickname Black Mamba, everyone wondered why he chose to liken himself to a reptile.
The Black Mamba is one of the fastest and most deadly snakes in the world. It was also the codename used by Uma Thurman's assassin character in the Quentin Tarantino movie Kill Bill. And yes, Black Mamba was also the boxing nickname given to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle, Roger Mayweather.

For sure, Bryant never wanted a part of the Mayweather’s so it must have been that Tarantino movie that got into him. It turns out that Bryant did in fact watch Kill Bill and was so intrigued by the codename Black Mamba that he said he checked out the snake. Upon reading up on the mamba, Bryant decided that it was the perfect description of how he wanted his game to be.
The Black Mamba is said to have a 99% striking accuracy at maximum speed and in rapid succession. Bryant said it's the kind of surgical precision that he wants in his game. Kobe Bryant has always been known as a perfectionist and a player who despite being great wants strives to be the greatest.

Bryant also talks about the Black Mamba mentality in which he says one has to "figure it out no matter what comes, whether its hell or high water." This resilient attitude has been at the core of Bryant's game, and it's what has made him bounce back from the many obstacles he has faced on and off the court.

Kobe Bryant is one of the most popular basketball players on the planet. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest scorers in the game and one of the most lethal offensive weapons that has ever graced the NBA's courts. However, Kobe Bryant isn't all about scoring points. He is a winner and he has proved that he can win on his own. Bryant isn’t just about basketball either. He is also a million dollar businessperson and a worldwide icon. More importantly, Bryant is a husband, a father, and a son. Like all of us, he is only human and has committed many mistakes in his life. But unlike most of us, he is like a Black Mamba aiming for perfection and constantly striving for greatness.

Tags: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, The Black Mamba, Kobe, Shaquille O’Neal, Shaq, Lakers basketball, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan

AuthorClayton Geoffreys
BindingKindle Edition
FormatKindle eBook
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages186
Product GroupeBooks
Publication Date2014-10-31
PublisherCalvintir Books, LLC
Release Date2014-10-31
StudioCalvintir Books, LLC
Sales Rank29478

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