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Kobe Bryant and Kwame Brown

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Laron Profit may have only played alongside Kobe for a short while, but it was long enough to prove he’d do anything to win.

Profit said the following about Kobe’s passion and determination showing in a pick-up game back in 2005, according to Viral Hoops transcription of a radio appearance by Profit on ESPN980:

“You know it was so funny, my first experience when I was out in LA, me and Kwame Brown got traded to the Lakers [in Summer of 2005]. We were playing a pick-up game before the season started, we were playing 3-on-3, and it was game point.

“Kobe had the ball and it came off, Kwame knocked the ball away from him.

“Again [this was] a pick-up game, September, nothing on the line. And the ball rolled to half court.

“Kobe then ran to half-court, dived under Kwame’s legs with the ball for about 10 feet, picked the ball up, came back down, made some incredible move, then hit the game-winning shot to end the pick-up game.

“I walked off the court, and I called my mom, and I said, “I think I’ve just seen the second best player ever [behind Jordan].”

“But then around him, you understand that nothing he does is by accident, that all this is a result of hours and hours and hours of preparation. So that when he gets into a situation in a game, in a playoffs game, in a Finals game, his confidence comes from his prepration.

“He once told me at a halftime of a game, he was struggling, I think we were playing Seattle [Sonics] and he was struggling, and I asked him, “How do you feel?” and he said, “I feel great! The second half… the second half. Hey Prof, I work too hard. These shots HAVE to fall eventually because I’ve worked too hard, I’ve shot too many shots.”

“So his belief in himself… when we look at it and see it as arrogance, some people see as may have too much confidence. It’s really just a result of how hard he works, of how much preparation time he puts in his game. That once he steps on the court, he really believes that he will be successful. And that’s what I think I took away from him more than anything else, it’s that your belief in yourself has to come from your confidence and your preparation.”

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  • TeddyOrwell

    Maybe Kobe just has basketball OCD.

  • LeonieLingekym

    upto I saw the receipt four $8937 , I accept
    …that…my mom in-law had been truley bringing in money part time from their
    laptop. . there brothers friend haz done this for only eight months and
    resantly cleard the morgage on their place and bought a top of the range Lancia
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  • SJSUbasketball

    Like what J. Cole once said “want to know the formula for success? Man I studied for this test”
    The truth is you can’t just want to be successful, you got to be obsessed with being successful, if the goal is to be successful.
    Hardest working player ever and this is why I believe he’s the greatest ever. Going through tremendous defenders like Tony Allen, Bruce Bowen, Paul pierce, Doug Christie, James posey, raja bell, etc. No one had it tougher than Kobe and yet he is still able to overcome adversary and keep winning.
    Embarrassing these so called “basketball experts” are saying Bron is ahead of him. Kobe had to go through multiple top 50 players of all time. Kidd, Nash, Garnett, Duncan, iverson, dirk. All LeBron had to go through to get 2 possibly 3 rings is Durant. The fact that he can lose to the 2014 spurs says a lot. 99-2007 spurs are so much better than the 13, and 2014 spurs.
    LeBron got it lucky. This is not the same Duncan or ginobili. Kobe, rondo, and Westbrook were injured last playoffs. Kobe, Rose, and Brandon Roy injuries played a huge part to LeBron’s success.
    Let’s also not forget, LeBron has the 2nd or 3rd best player in the east conference on his team. I don’t recall Pau Gasol ever being the 2nd best player in the west conference.
    Greatest players from the past 25 years
    1. Kobe
    2. Jordan
    3. Shaq
    4. Duncan
    5. Hakeem
    6. LeBron

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