Kobe Bryant Takes Credit for Work Ethic of NBA’s Young Stars

Kobe Bryant Takes Credit for Work Ethic of NBA’s Young Stars


Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is perhaps the hardest working player in the NBA he is one that never takes a day off. Bryant essentially lives in the gym and he will do whatever it takes to improve his game.

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Even at the age of 34, there is no stopping Kobe and a lot of that is due to his extensive work ethic. That incredible dedication to the game is something that rubs off on Kobe’s teammates and some of the younger stars in the league today. In fact, Bryant told ESPN Los Angeles that many of the NBA’s younger player base their work ethic off him.

“Just by observation of some of the younger players that I face now, they wind up having a similar mentality that I had,” Bryant said recently when asked how he has changed the sport, via ESPNLosAngeles.com. “Because growing up, they were obviously watching me when I was 21, 22 years old and just kind of by any means necessary get things done, not afraid of the big moment and extremely competitive. They all have these work ethics now and most of them get up at five in the morning to train like I do. It’s pretty cool.”

The league has many great players in the early stages of their careers and they have the ultimate luxury of looking at Kobe Bryant as a role model. At the end of the day, Kobe Bryant will go down as one of the greatest players in league history and he will leave behind an amazing legacy.

However, there is still sometime before Bryant calls it quits. Even though Bryant has been a role model to these young players, he’s going to want to beat them come playoff time.

  • Rasheed

    there is a very thin line between passion (work ethics) and madness.
    I am surprised even at this age he is passionate about his work ethics….now some might call the madness but I think it is his passion that drives him to be the best in the game…
    He is a good role model for new players in NBA.

    I always use to think how would life would be without KOBE in Lakersland. Now I don’t worry about it that much, as we have Dwight in the L.A land. The drama and the show will go on, it will not be the same. Kobe spoiled Lakers Fan.

  • Crystal

    Hate him or love him, Kobe has a work ethic like no other. He will definitely be one of the greatest of all time, if not the greatest. :)