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It will certainly offer a deeper understanding of the detailed and dedicated way Kobe Bryant approached the game. It’s one thing to have talent, but another to have the drive to learn the nuances. James Naismith is credited with having said “basketball is an easy game to play, but a difficult game to master.” This is a window into the mind of someone who mastered it.
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The combination of Andy Bernstein’s exceptional photography and Kobe’s insights might make you a better player if you’re inclined. Kobe came into the NBA with a desire and talent to become one of the greatest players of all time. He achieved that goal through his dedication and perseverance.
The opportunity to play for the Lakers, a historic franchise, gave him an audience and a forum, but his level of success came entirely from within. Kobe and I first met in 1999 at the Beverly Hills Hilton, on the day I was formally announced as the Lakers’ coach. We were in a suite, before I went down to meet members of the press assembled in the ballroom.
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Kobe wanted to impress upon me how happy he was to have the opportunity to play in the triangle system—and how much he already knew about it. He was already a “student of the game,” and had studied various aspects of the offense. Here he was, 20 years old, sounding like he’d been a pro for a decade.
I started lifting weights at 17, when I got to the NBA. Nothing fancy, just basic, time-tested lifting methods that focused on strengthening one group of muscles at a time. Over the meat of my career, whether we were in season or it was summer, I would lift for 90 minutes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. When I say lift, I mean heavy, hard, can’t-feel-your arms type of lift.
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After that, I would go into the gym and shoot. Over the years, my routine might have changed some but my philosophy never did. If something has worked for other greats before you, and if something is working for you, why change it up and embrace some new fad? Stick with what works, even if it’s unpopular.
I never thought about my daily preparation. It wasn’t a matter of whether it was an option or not. It was, if I want to play, this is what I have to do, so I’d just show up and do it. My routine was grueling. It involved early mornings and late nights. It involved stretching, lifting, training, hooping, recovery, and film study. It involved putting in a lot of work and hours. It’s—no lie—tiring.
For that reason, a lot of players pare down their lifting and training during the season. They try conserving their energy. Not me, though. I found that, yes, this work might be strenuous on the day-to-day, but it left me stronger and more prepared during the dog days of the season and the playoffs. Sometimes, as part of that, I’d be so tired I’d need a quick nap at some point during the day. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book
Whether before practice or a Finals game, on the bus or trainer’s table, five hours before tip or 60 minutes, if I was tired I would doze off. I always found that short 15-minute catnaps gave me all the energy I’d need for peak performance. When I was a rookie, Judy Seto was a young up-and-comer. One time, after I tweaked an ankle, she was assigned to me.
It immediately became apparent to me that she was as obsessive about training as I was about basketball, and we formed an immediate and unbreakable bond. Over the years, we both continued to learn and grow in our individual crafts. In doing so, we were able to push each other to be our best.
I learned a lot from studying and watching Muhammad. One of the main takeaways was that you have to work hard in the dark to shine in the light. Meaning: It takes a lot of work to be successful, and people will celebrate that success, will celebrate that flash and hype. Behind that hype, though, is dedication, focus, and seriousness—all of which outsiders will never see. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book
If you stop being dedicated to the craft, the commercials and contracts will all fade away. Muhammad was also great at game planning. One of his strategies that I emulated was the rope-a-dope. A lot of people know that as a catchphrase, but I appreciate the psychology behind it, the idea that you can manipulate an opponent’s strength and use it against them. That’s really a brilliant concept, and one that I used often.
After I injured my right index finger in the 2009–2010 season (see previous page), I knew my usual method would no longer work. Up until then, I’d always shot off of my first two fingers. After I hurt it, I had to start focusing on using my middle finger. The middle became my point of release, and I had to sort of let my index finger drift.
Making that change took a couple of practices. Not average practices, though. Days flooded with mental and physical work. I had to mentally download the software that was the new form, and then drill it in. I definitely got my one thousand makes in on each of those days. People ask me if the change impacted my shot, if it made me a better or worse shooter. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book
I can’t answer that. I can say that there are times when my index finger just went numb, when it had no feeling in it at all. I can also say that was still good enough to win another championship—and that’s the only thing that matters. After I injured my right index finger in the 2009–2010 season (see previous page), I knew my usual method would no longer work.
Up until then, I’d always shot off of my first two fingers. After I hurt it, I had to start focusing on using my middle finger. The middle became my point of release, and I had to sort of let my index finger drift. Making that change took a couple of practices. Not average practices, though. Days flooded with mental and physical work.
I had to mentally download the software that was the new form, and then drill it in. I definitely got my one thousand makes in on each of those days. People ask me if the change impacted my shot, if it made me a better or worse shooter. I can’t answer that. I can say that there are times when my index finger just went numb, when it had no feeling in it at all. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book Download
I can also say that was still good enough to win another championship—and that’s the only thing that matters. Again, it goes back to craft and detail. For some players, sneakers were all about looks and shine. For me, it was always about peak performance. It was about the fact that I was on my feet for 48 minutes a night and relied on them to do my job.
I was an absolute perfectionist about the technology that went into my signature sneakers. I cared about every little detail. I cared about the weight, the weight distribution, the materials, the cut, the traction, the durability. I was meticulous about every curve, contour, and stitch. I didn’t want any loose ends. I didn’t want my foot sliding in the shoe.
I didn’t want anything that could take my focus, even for an instant, off the game. My sneakers didn’t just have to be comfortable, they had to help me perform better. Nike, fortunately, loved that kind of challenge. Each signature shoe improved on the one before it. We were always getting better, always striving for innovation and greatness. Always looking ahead. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book Download
My routine with Team USA, compared to my NBA routine, was inconsistent. I tried to stick to my regular road workouts, but the big unknown was always the environment. During the NBA season, I knew how every city and stadium operated, which made it easier for me to visualize everything from the bus ride to the final buzzer.
When you go to China, Spain, the UK, Turkey, you don’t know what the bus to the game is going to look like, you don’t know what the training room is going to look like, and you don’t know the layout of the arenas. Those details tend to vary, so I had to adjust accordingly. Mentally, though, I approached national team games with the utmost intensity.
I knew I was playing against guys I had never faced before, and I knew I was going to defend the other country’s best player, so I locked in. I studied a lot of film and tried to figure out who my opponents were. The last thing I wanted to do was risk stepping out blindly against an unknownbut-great player. Preparation was critical. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book Download
Initially, I thought the phrase “Mamba Mentality” was just a catchy hashtag that I’d start on Twitter. Something witty and memorable. But it took off from there and came to symbolize much more. The mindset isn’t about seeking a result—it’s more about the process of getting to that result. It’s about the journey and the approach. It’s a way of life.
I do think that it’s important, in all endeavors, to have that mentality. Whether I hear an elite college or NBA player or a Fortune 500 CEO reference the #MambaMentality, I find it very meaningful. When I see people talk about finding inspiration in it, it makes all of my hard work, all of the sweat, all of the 3 AM wakeups feel worth it.
That’s why I put together this book. All these pages incorporate lessons—not just lessons on basketball, but also on the Mamba Mentality. This particular shot was a game-tying three in the NBA Finals. I was going to get the ball on this play, no matter what. The defense could’ve tried to deny me, but it would not have mattered. I was going to do whatever I had to, in this moment, to come get it. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book Free
Once you have the rock, you always have to know who is guarding you. You have to not just know, but know—and I knew Rip Hamilton’s defensive strategy. Rip was very fundamentally sound and played you straight up. He didn’t do much out of the ordinary, which can be fine. Fundamentally sound, though, was not going to stop me.
So, I sized him up, kept all that information in mind, and made him do what I wanted him to do. I dragged the ball over to the wing, rocked him back, and rose up, knowing that he would only raise his arms to contest. At that point, it’s just about whether I make the shot or not. As a team, our spacing was really good. Even if they wanted to help Rip, they would not have been able to.
We would spread the floor and make sure any help defenders were a long way away. By the time they’d get over, my shot, which came off of a quick rocking motion, would’ve already been in the air. The last thing you notice in the photo is the lift that I’m getting. That didn’t just happen overnight. It was late in the game, and it was the Finals, but I was able to get up because I was in shape. The Mamba Mentality PDF Book Free
It’s a small thing, but it makes a big difference. I would get to the basket, and try to attack it as much as I could. When you go to the basket like that, you’re not using your arms as much as you are your body. You use that to create separation. A lot of times, with a lot of guys, the defensive player becomes the attacker and the offensive player capitulates to that.
I never approached it that way. When I went to the basket, I was attacking and I wasn’t the one at risk of getting hurt: they were. Whether you’re Reggie or Shaq, I’m going to the basket hard and making you think twice about whether you want to contest it.