The Mamba Mentality

How I Play

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Publisher Description

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar.

In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.

In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.

Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer.

The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2018
October 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
219.2
MB

Customer Reviews

TrillFiji ,

Mamba Mentality

Liked every little detail of Kobe’s mindset through his play style on the court. I love the cover of the book. It’s very intriguing to me how much insight was gained from Kobe’s mamba mentality.

This-guy-24 ,

Loved it

Kobe is my idol and I love him even more now the determination he shows throughout his career and life just makes me strive to be better

Stupid subtitles ,

Short dedication and thank you book

You don’t really learn much about the mamba mentality but hear more about Kobe stocks of some of what he considers the great players that he learn from and played with or against

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