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The Mamba Mentality Lives On

If you’re not a fan of Basketball there’s a huge possibility you haven’t heard of this phrase “MAMBA MENTALITY” and you might be wondering what’s the connection or correlation between mamba which is a snake and Mentality 

I don’t think Anyone can talk about Legends in the Game of basketball without mentioning the name KOBE BRYANT  

So how does a person named after a popular Japanese beef attain such iconic status?  

This legend all begins in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia where KOBE BEAN BRYANT born, the youngest of three children to his former NBA player dad JOE BRYANT and Mother PAMELA COX BRYANT  

You could tell that he was a budding star because he started playing Basketball at three years of age Astonishing isn’t?  at the age of 6 due to his father’s retirement from the NBA he moved to Italy where his father continued his professional career ultimately, he fell in love with the Italian culture learning to speak the language fluently, he fell in love with the game of basketball even more and he players there in Reggio Emilia, he also fell in love with the game of football or soccer as some will call it, his favorite football team been AC Milan   

From the onset, one could tell he had a passion for sports  

So, at the age of 13, Kobe moved back to the states his hometown in Philadelphia   

At this point, Greatness started brewing  

You can imagine someone who started playing basketball at the age of 3 how good he’ll be at high school; well, he was good and he had a very spectacular High school career at Lower Merion High School in Ardmore that will precede his professional career. He amassed so many accolades In high school when he was a freshman he already started playing on the varsity team the years following that been able to play all five positions During his junior year, he already exuded greatness he averaged 31.1 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 2.3 steals and was named Pennsylvania Player of the Year while also earning a fourth-team Parade All-American nomination, due to this he got a lot of attention from college recruiters in the process Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, and Villanova were at the top of his list. Kobe attained several awards for his outstanding performance during his senior year at Lower Merion. These included being named Naismith High School Player of the Year 

HIS PROFESSIONAL CAREER?  

BRYANT entered the NBA in the year 1996, He was drafted to the Los Angeles Lakers as the number 13th pick setting him up for several scoring titles. Bryant also won five NBA championships, was an 18-time All-Star, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a two-time NBA Finals MVP. He also featured for the US MEN's NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM WINNING 2 gold medals and so much more accolades  

As colorful and decorated as his career was there was something special about Kobe and everyone could see it as a fan as his teammate a foe his coaches  

Kobe Had so much skill, drive, gusto, heart, discipline, work ethic, nuance, killer instinct, and passion his approach to the Game of basketball his work ethic of coming in first working hard and leaving last and motivating his teammates and pairs to be better which all culminated into what he called the MAMBA MENTALITY  

he overcame so many challenges including injuries to have a long successful career

He was such a paragon of excellence and greatness not just in his own sphere which was basketball but transcending to other areas such as making a movie, writing a book inspiring the next generation of basketballers and athletes

May his soul rest in perfect peace  

THE MAMBA LEGACY LIVES ON  

THANKS FOR READING LIKE, SHARE AND GOD BLESS YOU   

 

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