The Mamba Mentality: How I Playis 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.
Absolutely amazing stuff. The level of excellence and greatness he achieved was astonishing. What a great read.55
The mamba was the greatest of all time Write that down !55
R.I.P Kobe and Gianna u guy were the people I look up to55
Still can’t believe your gone but will be using mamba mentality in my life thank you for everything great book May God have you with your baby and May you and her see how we loved you!!! Rip to all that have left this earth as well I know is all about Koby for whom he was but I also feel for all that die!!!!55
I think this book is so inspiring I’m not even a basketball fan but mamba mentality it’s definitely an inspirational book Rest In Peace Kobe55
Because you’re so good and so sad it reminds me of his death and I recommend you guys buying55
You will be missed55
He was a great man and a great basketball player55
RIP to the greatest Laker of all time. This book does a great job at giving you the insight of the Mamba himself.55