"Kobe’s dedication to the game is unreal. And I mean that in the truest sense … it was literally unbelievable. The common denominator in every championship team is the mentality that Kobe has, and the mentality that Hakeem had with me at that Christmas party. You have to be so obsessed with winning that you pull no punches with your teammates, even when you’re in first place. Even when you’re a defending champ."Horry used an example from Kobe’s rookie year about he and other Lakers’ veterans beating Kobe in a shooting contest after practice every day. Kobe would be the first person in the gym practicing every morning and challenged them until he finally beat them.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
YOU HAVE TO BE OBSESSED WITH WINNING
The following comes from LakersNation.com in a column written by Corey Hansford. The article interviews Robert Horry who spoke of Kobe Bryant's work ethic: