People Should Remember Kobe Bryant As An Inspirational Player On And Off The Court
One game left in Kobe Bryant’s career coming to an end Wednesday night. The long journey of his 20 years playing for the Los Angeles Lakers closes, and will be remembered as one of the greatest players in NBA history. Bryant set the standard as how a professional basketball player should be, showing up every night regardless of sickness, nagging injuries or personal reasons. Bryant willing to do whatever it takes to be the best on the court no matter what team he faces. People need to remember him as an inspirational player on and off court.
In his 20 years, he’s averaged 25 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. Most NBA players say he was their Michael Jordan of this generation. No one can argue that on most nights, he would get 30 to 50 points. Bryant is just a straight up assassinate at the end of games. As a teammate, he just wanted to bring the best out of the individual and maximize their potential. He wasn’t into making friends or singing happy songs like most players do, he just wanted to get the job done. But others can learn what his secrets on and off the court into their everyday lives.
Even if basketball is a sport and athletes train, the same principles apply. Bryant took 1,000 shots a day to improve his shooting form. The amount of reps he takes is his passion to do whatever it takes to be successful. Why can’t others apply that concept in their daily jobs? Because it easier to quit than to try something new. It’s easier for an average citizen to just say: I’m here to work and be content at getting okay money. They believe in just staying where they are and not trying something new to take their work to another level.