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The Mamba Mentality

The Mamba Mentality

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.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Kobe Bryant
Publisher : MCD
Release : 2018-10-23
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780374719159


Showboat

Showboat

The definitive portrait of Kobe Bryant, from the author of Michael Jordan. "Lazenby's detailed research and fantastic writing paint a complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats" (Kurt Helin, NBC Sports). Eighteen-time All-Star, scorer of 81 points in a single game, MVP, and one of the best shooting guards in NBA league history: Kobe Bryant is among basketball's absolute greatest players, and his importance to the sport is undeniable. Third on the NBA career scoring list and owner of five championship rings, he is an undisputed all-time great, one deserving of this deep and definitive biography. Even within the flashiest franchise in all of sports -- the Los Angeles Lakers, where he played his entire career -- Bryant always took center stage, and his final game captivated the basketball world, indeed the country. Roland Lazenby delves deep to look behind this public image, using classic basketball reporting and dozens of new interviews to reveal the whole picture, from Bryant's childhood through his playing years. Showboatis filled with large personalities and provocative stories, including details of Bryant's complicated personal life and explosive relationships on the court, and is a riveting and essential read for every hoops fan.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Roland Lazenby
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release : 2016-10-25
Total Pages : 640 Pages
ISBN : 9780316387279


Who Was Kobe Bryant

Who Was Kobe Bryant

Told in a new Who HQ NOW format for trending topics, this Who Was? biography details NBA superstar Kobe Bryant's legendary career and the impact of his legacy on the sports world and beyond. Kobe Bryant was just an eighteen-year-old high-school basketball player when he decided to enter the National Basketball Association's draft. Though he was the thirteenth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets, he would never play a single game for them. Instead, Kobe was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he would spend his entire twenty-season career, winning five championships and numerous awards. Author Ellen Labreque takes readers through each exciting moment, from his iconic dunks to his 81-point game--all the milestones that span Kobe Bryant's legendary career and legacy.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Ellen Labrecque
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-06-30
Total Pages : 56 Pages
ISBN : 9780593225721


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Los Angeles Lakers basketball guard Kobe Bryant.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jeff Savage
Publisher : LernerClassroom
Release : 2010-08-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9780761357520


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

The author of Home Run Heroes provides an illustrated biography of this famous starting forward for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Mark Stewart
Publisher : Lerner Publications
Release : 2000-01-01
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 0761318003


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Introduces the life and accomplishments of basketball guard Kobe Bryant, whose high scoring game helped bring the Los Angeles Lakers three straight world championships.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Jeff Savage
Publisher : Lerner Publications
Release : 2003-01-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0822513005


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Discusses the personal life and basketball career of the guard for the Los Angeles Lakers who became the youngest player in the NBA in 1996.

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Genre : JUVENILE NONFICTION
Author : Robert Schnakenberg
Publisher : Infobase Learning
Release : 2015-05-27
Total Pages : 36 Pages
ISBN : 9781438142210


Kobe

Kobe

Kobe Bryant will forever be remembered as one of the most influential figures basketball has ever known. The Black Mamba's path to iconic status started quietly with the 13th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, but Kobe left his mark in Los Angeles and beyond as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best. This is a profound remembrance of an extraordinary life cut short, covering 20 years of hardwood genius plus a rich existence off the court as a father, filmmaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, fans are provided a glimpse into Kobe's early days bursting onto the NBA scene, the five NBA championships with the Lakers, his transcendent 60-point final game, and his multifaceted second act in retirement.

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Author : Southern California News Group
Publisher : Triumph Books (IL)
Release : 2020-02-12
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 162937850X


Reconstructing Kobe

Reconstructing Kobe

The Hanshin Earthquake was the largest disaster to affect postwar Japan and one of the most destructive postwar natural disasters to strike a developed country. Although the media focused on the disaster's immediate effects, the long-term reconstruction efforts have gone largely unexplored. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, David Edgington records the first ten years of reconstruction and recovery and asks whether planners successfully exploited opportunities to make a more sustainable and disaster-proof city. This book is an intricate investigation of one of the largest redevelopment projects in recent memory.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : David W. Edgington
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2011-01-01
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9780774859417


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Before retiring in 2016, Kobe Bryant played his entire twenty-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and led the team to five NBA Championship victories. This absorbing biography offers a nuanced look at the life of Kobe Bryant. Readers will gain an insight into Bryant's childhood, his early years as a professional basketball player, and the various controversies surrounding his ??personal life.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : John F. Wukovits
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2011-05-13
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781420507300