Kobe’s Biography Mamba Mentality Opens His Trove of Basketball Knowledge

Kobe Bryant’s biography Mamba Mentality gives readers insights into one of the best players the game of basketball has ever seen. With his official retirement behind him, Bryant now feels an obligation toward young players, basketball fans, and serious students of the sport—an obligation that he is looking to fulfil in this biography. Throughout the book, Bryant teaches readers how to play the game “the right way.”

He shares his own approach to the game—the “Mamba mentality”—and discusses his detailed approach to playing as well as his meticulous preparation, both mentally and physically. Readers will find how Bryant’s passion for the game fueled his game and pushed him to play through injuries. Reading this book reveals why Bryant not only succeeded at the game, but excelled.

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Bryant’s book is filled with detailed accounts of his career, all of which are accompanied by photographs from Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. It was Bernstein, who has long been the official photographer for the NBA and for the Lakers, that captured the first photograph of Kobe Bryant’s career in 1996, and the last in 2016. The book explores the unique relationship between the photographer and his subject over the past 20 years.

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