Former Miami Heat superstar Chris Bosh shared a nice story about Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his work ethic. Kobe was brilliant in the 2008 Olympics, and Bosh had a chance to watch him play. The Black Mamba was a legend, and many players looked up to him.
“That morning, I headed down to breakfast early, which made me feel good about myself—because I figured most of my teammates were still sleeping,” Bosh wrote in his newsletter, The Last Chip. “And I was right. Basically no one else was down there…except for Kobe. Not only was he the first to breakfast, but he also had ice bags on his knees, which meant he’d already worked out.
“Mind you, this was less than two weeks after the Lakers lost in the Finals to the [Boston] Celtics. You couldn’t have blamed him for resting up and focusing on being healthy for the next season. But instead, the dude was pushing himself harder than any human being I had ever met—waking up at 4:00 a.m. to hit the gym. That meant all of us were gonna push ourselves, too.”
Bryant died in a tragic helicopter accident on January 26. His legacy will stay alive, and NBA players will keep it like that for a really long time.
The Black Mamba was competitive, and his workout mentality impressed people throughout the world. Kobe had a great basketball career, and he has five titles.
Chris Bosh knows a lot about Kobe Bryant and his work ethic
Kobe and Bosh earned gold medals at the 2008 Olympics. The guard averaged 15.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game at the 2008 Olympics.
In the next couple of seasons, Kobe won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers.
The 2008 NBA MVP was a great inspiration for bosh. He helped the Miami Heat win titles in 2012 and 2013.
Bosh finished his basketball career with averages of 19.2 points, 8.5 boards and 2.0 assists per game.
It’s always good to see basketball players share stories of their experience with Kobe. He was an icon, and his style is a true inspiration for many young players.