I never got to meet Kobe, but I treasure this story from my friend Alan Stein Jr. who recounts his 4am training session with Kobe. The key takeaway for every young aspiring athlete is: NEVER GET BORED WITH THE BASICS. If team practice starts at 7am, Kobe would get there at 4am. While all the other guys are practicing 3-point shots, Kobe practiced 6 footers in the paint. When his teammates would go out partying after games, Kobe would get back to the gym.
I cherish this man’s level of dedication… and I hope this video will help you feel it too.