Tuesday, May 7, 2013

More evidence of Kobe Bryant's insane work ethic.

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Kobe Bryant's obsession for greatness has been well documented through out his career, and it is to the point where we will all believe just about any stories of his work out routine. Nothing Kobe does, surprises us anymore, because we all know exactly the amount of work he would put in just to improve an area of his game. His dedication to his craft is like no other, it may never be replicated, but it is what many NBA players strive for. To many NBA players and athletes alike, Kobe Bryant represents a model of success, he is an embodiment of hard work. All of the processes they will go through on their individual paths to success, Kobe has been there, and done that. This is just one of those stories, and it has Blake Griffin gushing about it.

From Blake Griffin's recent interview with Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

Blake Griffin needs to know if the story is true. Ever since he first heard it last July, he's been obsessed with it. 
"The first night we all got into Las Vegas last summer for the USA Basketball camp, I heard Kobe [Bryant] went on some 40-mile bike ride at night through the desert," Griffin says. "Forty miles? At night? 
"You think it's true?" 
Before I can answer, Griffin continues: 
"When I found out about that bike ride, I was so tempted to ask him if I could go next time." 
The story Griffin heard turns out to be true. And it goes something like this: Bryant told his longtime trainer, Tim Grover, that he wanted to add in bike training to his summer conditioning. Grover researched a trail in Las Vegas, rented three bikes -- one for Bryant, one for himself and one for Bryant's security guard -- and on the night before the first day of practice, they each put on headlamps and headed out to the trail and rode. 
"We finished up around 2 a.m." Grover said. "And we were back in the gym working out by 7:30 in the morning."

Yep, Kobe is a complete psychopath, or we all just really lazy. Okay, it's probably the latter, but the former makes us feel a lot less ashamed, so I am going with that.


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