Robert Horry played his part in the Lakers winning three consecutive titles over a decade ago, but Kobe’s work ethic definitely didn’t go unnoticed for a guy that won seven NBA titles in his career.
Horry believes that Kobe is perfect example of hard work and that kids coming up should learn from his example. Horry said the following, according to an appearance on a Young Hollywood podcast:
“I tell people all the time I used to play with Kobe Bryant.
“Kobe Bryant is probably one of the best basketball player you’ll ever see outside of Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon.
“The thing that makes Kobe so great, is that he’s a hard worker.
“And I hope the young kids would watch him and learn that you can’t get anywhere unless you put in the work, the time, and the effort. And that’s what Kobe does, he brings a lot of the time, and lot of the effort.
“People don’t know that, but he’s always the 1st in the gym, and the last to leave, even though he is the best player in the game right now.”
With five titles to his credit and the distinction as one of the players to ever play the game, Horry is right on the money in terms of young players needing to take notes.
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