Monday, August 10, 2009


Last fall, sitting outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, I was enjoying a conversation with Shaquille O'Neal when the subject of Kobe Bryant came up. Shaq went on to tell me that he never had a teammate that worked as hard as Kobe and that we was borderline possessed about working out each day. He told me that the workouts were long and difficult. Not just working on shooting, which Shaq said he did daily and at a rigorous speed, but also on the fundamentals, conditioning and in the weightroom. There is a rumor that Kobe refers to his regiment as the "Devil Workout" because it includes 6 hours a day, 6 days a week, 6 months a year.