Lakers Examiner: You’ve heard it before. Probably not in L.A., but you’ve definitely heard it.

“Yeah Kobe Bryant‘s good, but that’s just something you’re born with. If I had that natural talent I would be good too.”

Well I’m here to tell you that you wouldn’t, and neither would anyone else on the planet. Sure, Kobe has some extraordinary natural ability, but so do 90% of NBA players (no offense Steve Blake).

Kobe, the son of a former NBA player, was blessed with a perfect basketball body. He’s 6-7, long, lean, quick, and (when he so chooses) can elevate with the best of them.

But so what? From that description I could be talking about JR Smith, Nicolas Batum, or Joe Alexander. What separates Kobe and makes him one of the greatest to ever play the game?

Here’s what.

The phenomenal writer and my personal idol Rick Reilly spent a day in the life of Kobe Bryant and recorded his astonishing findings for us mortals to gawk at. Here are just a few of them…

Continue reading ‘Kobe’s greatness is no accident’

  • sketch

    And that’s why he’s gonna take us to the promise land and deliver the ultimate prize this year!

    Go Lakers!

  • Greg

    Its no surprise that this man is one of the true greatest of all time’s. His work ethic combined with his natural ability is awe inspiring and inspirational. As a business man, I can only admire the true professionalism of this ultimate athlete. WOW.

  • LakerLoverCelticsHater

    Was it just me or was the Rick Reilly article not a smooth read?

  • lyk13

    ^ It’s just you. I personally think it’s a very good read.

  • dEDGE

    Kobe remains one of the most lethal juggernauts on the court. He has bailed us out, time after time when all else has failed. He accepts the most difficult defensive assignments with glee. He relishes in dire circumstances, confident that there is no way that he will be denied from winning the game, whether it’s by him scoring or passing to a wide-open teammate by drawing the double-team.
    http://steveodesignedge.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/2009-nba-playoffs-kobe-bryant/

  • WeToldYouBostonSucks

    HES THE KING WITH THE RINGS!!!
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  • shawnnyboy

    Kobe is 1 of the two best.
    Mike Kobe Kobe Mike

    the 2 best Period