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?
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…