Kobe Bryant

Background

Razi Zachariah likes to say when looking for mentors choose those that have been through somethings.

Videos

  1. Graham Bensinger
    • Kobe Bryant
      • Kobe Bryant: Criminal charges changed me
        Kobe Bryant opens up to Graham Bensinger about the personal effects of his dismissed 2003 sexual assault charges; taped in 2012
        Channel :- Graham Bensinger
        Published On :- 2016-Feb-26th
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      • Kobe Bryant: I never heard of Michael Jordan
        Kobe Bryant on growing up in Italy, why he never heard of Michael Jordan and learning Magic Johnson contracted HIV; taped in 2012
        Channel :- Graham Bensinger
        Published On :- 2016-Feb-26th
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      • Kobe Bryant: Best advice Michael Jordan gave me
        Kobe Bryant tells Graham Bensinger about playing against Michael Jordan and the best advice Jordan gave him; taped in 2012
        Channel :- Graham Bensinger
        Published On :- 2016-Feb-26th
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      • Kobe Bryant: What it took to be great
        Kobe Bryant shares his sacrifices and dedication to the game and how aging has affected his workouts; taped in 2012
        Channel :- Graham Bensinger
        Published On :- 2016-Feb-26th
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        • Topics
          • Forgo a lot
          • Time Consuming
          • Training
            • Coach K
            • Evolve
          • Explosiveness
          • Cross Training
        • Continuous Improvement
        • Embarrassed by Love of Basketball
        • Fast Learner
          • Robert Horry – Hakeem Olajuwon – Dream Shake
          • Muscle Memory
            • Quickly watch something and do it
        • Kobe Bryant: I sent Phil Jackson to therapy
          Kobe Bryant shares his struggles with Coach Phil Jackson and how they got past their differences; taped in 2012
          Channel :- Graham Bensinger
          Published On :- 2016-Feb-26th
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      • Jerry West
        • Jerry West: Kobe and Shaq forced me into the hospital
          Jerry West on the exhausting process of signing Kobe Bryant and Shaq and that he knew their conflicting personalities would eventually clash within the Lakers organization.
          Channel :- Graham Bensinger
          Published On :- 2017-April-5th
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  2. ESPN – Stephen A. Smith Interviews Kobe Bryant on Quite Frankly
    • Part 4
      Channel :- denniedollreborn
      Published On :- 2013-March-10th
      Added On :- 2017-Nov-19th
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  3. First Take
    • Kobe Bryant Interview | First Take | March 27, 2017
      Channel :- ESPN
      Published On :- 2017-June-30th
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  4. Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan
    • Kobe Bryant: The Interview On Michael Jordan Mentorship and Relationship
      Kobe Opening on his relationship with the GOAT MJ and the Importance he had in his development
      Channel :- Beyond_The_Game
      Published On :- 2015-April-2nd
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  5. Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving
    • Kyrie Irving Challenges Kobe Bryant to 1-on-1 game
      Kyrie Irving challenges Kobe Bryant after usa basketball team training. made by blueplanet.
      Channel :- Matthew Lucio
      Published On :- 2012-July-13th
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  6. Tayshaun Prince
    • Tayshaun Prince explains the differences in guarding Kobe vs. guarding LeBron
      Channel :- Savagery
      Published On :- 2017-April-18th
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  7. Kobe Bryant – Retirement
    • The Biggest 5 Opponents of Kobe Bryant Tell Why He Is The Best Player
      Channel :- Kobe Can
      Published On :- 2017-Sept-6th
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  8. Steve Kerr / Kobe and Michael Jordan
    • Steve Kerr: “Kobe is the closest thing to Michael (Jordan)”
      • NBC News
        • Steve Kerr: “Kobe is the closest thing to Michael (Jordan)”
          Published On :- 2017-Dec-18th
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      •  YouTube
        • Steve Kerr Says Kobe, Not LeBron, Is “Closest Thing” To Michael Jordan | Kevin Durant
          Channel :- The Highlight Laboratory
          Published On :- 2017-Dec-18th
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    • Kobe and Ahmad Rashad
      • YouTube
        • The Kobe interview kobe talks about Jordan
          Channel :- o`neil Dawkins
          Published On :- 2015-Feb-17th
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  9. Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone
    • Kobe Bryant (Age 25) Talks To Jack Haley About The Feud w/His Wife & Karl Malone (Age 40) (2004)
      Kobe talks with Jack Haley about Karl Malone ”hitting” on Kobe’s wife Vanessa. Watch & enjoy.
      Channel :- TwoThreeForever
      Published On :- 2013-May-31st
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    • Karl Malone: Kobe Has A ‘Standing Offer’ To ‘Knuckle Up’ With Me
      Karl Malone joins HuffPost Live to talk about his relationship with Kobe Bryant.
      Channel :- HuffPostLive
      Published On :- 2015-Feb-22nd
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  10. Kobe Bryant, Shaq O’Neal
    • Stephen A. Smith
      • Kobe Bryant (Age 25) Publicly Apologizes To Shaq With Stephen A. Smith (2004)
        Kobe Bryant publicly apologizing to his former teammate of eight years (1996-2004) Shaquille O’Neal for the incident that occurred between the two.
        Channel :- TwoThreeForever
        Published On :- 2013-May-30th
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    • Kobe Bryant, Shaq O’Neal Interview
      • Players Only: Shaq And Kobe Interview
        • Promo
          You don’t want to miss this snippet of the long-awaited meeting between NBA champions Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant as they reflect on the ups and downs of their storied relationship that brought greatness to the Lakers. Tune in to TNT Saturday at 7pm Eastern to watch the full interview.
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        • Inside the NBA: Shaq & Chuck Get into a Heated Argument | Feb 15, 2018 | 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend
          Channel :- Ximo Pierto
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-15th
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        • Inside the NBA: Shaq and Kobe 1 on 1 | Shaq tells the truth behind the Kobe Beef [HD]
          Channel :- Lone Baller
          Published On :- 2018-Jan-15th
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  11. ESPN/Undefeated
    • Dear Black Athlete
      • Kobe: Kaepernick gave a sense of urgency.Kobe Bryant tells Jemele Hill that Colin Kaepernick showed bravery that “we should all stand for.”
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      • Dear Black Athlete: Kobe describes relationship with ‘mentor’ Russell Kobe Bryant tells Jemele Hill about his relationship with Bill Russell. Dear Black Athlete is a series of conversations featuring prominent African American athletes, civic and community leaders on ESPN this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
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Indepth

Kobe Bryant: The Interview On Michael Jordan Mentorship and Relationship

  1. Finding Passion
  2. Separating business from pleasure
  3. Michael and I both know that there are certain players that you can intimidate.  Certain players are afraid.  Every now and then, you run into a player that has the same DNA do you do.  Same competitiveness as you do.  You know it is not going to work.The Bullying and the trash talking is not going to work for this person.
    You done talk yourself into getting 50 dropped on you.Westbrook plays mean like I do… with an aggression much as I did.

 

Steve Kerr / Kobe and Michael Jordan

The highlights of Kerr’s comments:
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“Kobe is the closest thing to Michael (Jordan). Everybody’s been compared to Michael. LeBron’s been compared to Michael — I don’t think LeBron is Michael at all. I think he’s a very different player, a very different mentality and mindset. Kobe has the same mentality and mindset that MJ had. The assassin, the ‘I’m gonna rip your throat out with my scoring,’ low-post dominant fadeaway jumper, footwork.

“I thought Kobe’s footwork was one of the best parts of his game — probably the most underrated because everybody focused on his shooting and his athleticism, but his footwork got him open. That’s where he was so similar to Michael. He could just get any shot he wanted.”

Kobe was one of the greats at getting to his spots on the floor — the elbow or elbow extended, for example — and once there nobody was going to stop him. His footwork was part of that, but also was another area where Kobe’s career arc followed Jordan’s: Kobe relied on his athleticism more in his youth, but it was his footwork and guile that made him a force later in his career when he won his last couple of titles alongside Pau Gasol.

Kerr is also spot on that LeBron is a different kind of player — he’s always been more Magic Johnson to me than Jordan. LeBron is competitive and puts in the work — you don’t have an MVP-like run in your 15th season like he is without it — but he doesn’t broadcast it the same way. It bothers some that LeBron wasn’t more of a very public bloodthirsty assassin like Kobe and Jordan, but those people miss the mark with LeBron. What worked for Kobe is not one size fits all.

There is only one Kobe Bryant. Others will come along and try to emulate him, that’s the way the game works, but there will never be another quite like him.

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