Kobe Acknowledges His Impact on Players
(Kobe) Bryant sat down for an interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com from the 32nd floor of the AT&T Building in downtown L.A. to discuss his new shoe but also take a look back at his lasting legacy to the game.
“Just by observation of some of the younger players that I face now, they wind up having a similar mentality that I had,” Bryant said when asked how he has changed the sport during his time as a pro. “Because growing up, they were obviously watching me when I was 21, 22 years old and just kind of by any means necessary get things done, not afraid of the big moment and extremely competitive. They all have these work ethics now and most of them get up at five in the morning to train like I do. It’s pretty cool.”