The Mamba Mentality

The Mamba Mentality

How I Play

eBook - 2018
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In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe "The Black Mamba" Bryant shares his vast knowledge and understanding of the game. Citing an obligation to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it "the right way," The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most analytical and creative basketball players ever. Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They also get granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
ISBN: 9780374719159
Characteristics: 208 p


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Jul 13, 2020

Kobe's work ethic and attention to detail in unparalleled. His approach to basketball could be applied to academics, a career and personal relationships. I would highly reccomend this book.

Feb 16, 2020

“If you want to be great in a particular area, you have to obsess over it.”

Through 20 years of photos by the LA Laker's photographer Andrew Bernstein, we see Kobe's relentless mindset to be the best in the NBA. He shares his herculean workouts, his constant curiosity, and his analysis of his opponents' strengths and weaknesses.

Released in 2018, this first person account is more valuable in the wake of Kobe's untimely death. We gain insight into what it takes to become a champion.

“A lot of people say they want to be great, but they’re not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness.”

Truly inspiring!

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