Kyle Anderson’s Kobe Bryant story highlights the true ‘Mamba Mentality’
Anderson shared the story on Twitter about Bryant, which highlights the true “Mamba Mentality.”
mid game he asked how old i was. i told em 23. he said, “so okay you grew up watchin me play have i ever turned down an open shot?” i said naw. he then goes “so why the f*#k would you not shoot when youre open.” went on to curse me out for passin up an open shot. it was great lol https://t.co/38NCHz6ATX
— SLOWMO (@KyleAnderson5) January 29, 2020
That is classic Kobe Bryant, who certainly never hesitated to pull the trigger on a shot. The Lakers legend was renowned for never being afraid to put up shot, no matter the circumstances.
Bryant tragically passed away on Sunday in a terrible helicopter crash. Eight other people died in the crash, including Kobe’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
Everyone needs to keep Vanessa and Kobe’s surviving daughters in their prayers right now. It’s impossible to understand what the Bryant family is going through.
In 1,346 career games for the Lakers, Bryant cemented himself as an all-time great. Coming straight to the NBA from high school is no easy move, but Bryant finished his illustrious NBA career with averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. The 6-foot-6 shooting guard was an 18-time All-Star, two-time scoring champion, 15-time All-NBA team member, two-time Finals MVP and five-time champion.
Bryant is the fourth-leading scoring in NBA history after LeBron James passed him on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers, just a day before Kobe’s tragic death. LeBron took to Instagram on Monday to react to Kobe’s death, and he was a key voice during Tuesday’s team get-together featuring numerous stories about Bryant.
The Lakers retired Bryant’s No. 8 and 24 jerseys last year. He will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer as part of an incredible class when inductees are announced later this year.