The Mamba Mentality - Kobe Bryant

The Mamba Mentality

By Kobe Bryant

  • Release Date: 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Basketball
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 156 Ratings

Description

The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant—a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time

In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant has 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.

For the first time, and 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.

Reviews

  • Colorado

    1
    By The_Axis
    Just another overpaid sexual predator who uses money and position to fuel his addiction. Not any better or worse than a politician. He wants to be a billionaire or some other useless delusion, and the fools will continue to pay his bills. Hooray! Not a cent from me. Ever.
  • Beautiful

    5
    By loveofgood3
    Goat.
  • Buy the physical copy

    5
    By iLuvLakers
    I love the book so far, it’s a book that you should have a physical copy of. Amazing photos throughout. Not even halfway through the book but what I’ve read so far is so great. I expected nothing less.
  • Not as expected, still a fantastic read

    4
    By Mr. Hunsaker
    I was expecting this book to go in depth about Kobe's hard working mindset. I wanted to read more about some of the crazy things he did in the gym, things he did to separate himself, and other things of that nature. You do get to read about some of that in here, I just was expecting the majority of the book to be about that. Instead, you read about all of Kobe's opponents and teammates throughout his career. He breaks down many players he faced and played with throughout his career. He talks about his injuries and gives insight to younger players on how to improve their game. Although it wasn't what I was expecting, it was still a fantastic read from such an incredible player.
  • MR.

    5
    By DubsSY.12.
    This book was absolutely incredible for a player and a student of life. YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED! I FINISHED READING IT THE FIRST DAY IT WAS RELEASED AND AM FINISHING IT FOR THE THIRD TIME NOW!
  • G.O.A.T

    5
    By KingBeazus
    Even In The Book Club 🙌🏾
  • Kobe Bean

    5
    By drizyy
    Greatest player to ever live.
  • Filayy

    5
    By ggnkg
    Beast book