Jerry West says ‘a lot of players’ have Kobe Bryant’s mentality, but not ‘the skill’
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject:

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I know Jerry WAS a Laker, but he is a Clipper now and any Jerry posts should be in the General Forum, NOT the Laker Forum...


This is more about Kobe than Jerry...
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Mentality? Maybe....

But not the work ethic. Kobe had it all: the mentality, skills and work ethic. In fact, he had an over abundance of work ethic. Kobe was a psychotic robot.


That mental toughness was beyond human. Injuries that would sideline the usual NBA player wasn't going to stop Kobe. He took it like a terminator: knock him down, he gets back up. He even played in the 2010 Finals with an avulsion fracture on the index finger of his shooting hand.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
I know Jerry WAS a Laker, but he is a Clipper now and any Jerry posts should be in the General Forum, NOT the Laker Forum...


I hate to shock you but Kobe is still involved with the Lakers
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject:

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Mentality? Maybe....

But not the work ethic. Kobe had it all: the mentality, skills and work ethic. In fact, he had an over abundance of work ethic. Kobe was a psychotic robot.


That mental toughness was beyond human. Injuries that would sideline the usual NBA player wasn't going to stop Kobe. He took it like a terminator: knock him down, he gets back up. He even played in the 2010 Finals with an avulsion fracture on the index finger of his shooting hand.


Akin to Walter Payton and Jerry Rice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject:

Growing up as a little boy in Italy his grandparents mailed him VHS tapes of all the Lakers games

He would watch them and immediately find a hoop and start practicing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject:

KOBE!
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tkLAKERS wrote:
Mentality? Maybe....

But not the work ethic. Kobe had it all: the mentality, skills and work ethic. In fact, he had an over abundance of work ethic. Kobe was a psychotic robot.


That mental toughness was beyond human. Injuries that would sideline the usual NBA player wasn't going to stop Kobe. He took it like a terminator: knock him down, he gets back up. He even played in the 2010 Finals with an avulsion fracture on the index finger of his shooting hand.


Akin to Walter Payton and Jerry Rice.


If we're making football comparisons, Ronnie Lott has to be at the top of the list.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject:

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tkLAKERS wrote:
Mentality? Maybe....

But not the work ethic. Kobe had it all: the mentality, skills and work ethic. In fact, he had an over abundance of work ethic. Kobe was a psychotic robot.


That mental toughness was beyond human. Injuries that would sideline the usual NBA player wasn't going to stop Kobe. He took it like a terminator: knock him down, he gets back up. He even played in the 2010 Finals with an avulsion fracture on the index finger of his shooting hand.


Akin to Walter Payton and Jerry Rice.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject:

I had a lengthy post typed up but scrapped it in favor of
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject:

KOBE
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:55 pm    Post subject:

I have to disagree with Jerry. They don’t have Kobe’s skill nor his mentality.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:10 pm    Post subject:

Kobe wouldn’t have his mentality without his skills, simple as that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:13 pm    Post subject:

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Kobe wouldn’t have his mentality without his skills, simple as that.



Mamba Accountant? like Caruso
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject:

55 wrote:
I have to disagree with Jerry. They don’t have Kobe’s skill nor his mentality.


This.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:47 pm    Post subject:

The only guy who comes close to Kobe’s mentality and skill is Kyrie Irving.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject:

Jerry’s old.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:09 pm    Post subject:

mentality on the court? yes there are a lot of players willing to take hero shots

mentaliy off the court? no, very few players have Kobe's work ethic
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:10 pm    Post subject:

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I think it’s the other way around. They have skill but not the mentality


No.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject:

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tkLAKERS wrote:
Mentality? Maybe....

But not the work ethic. Kobe had it all: the mentality, skills and work ethic. In fact, he had an over abundance of work ethic. Kobe was a psychotic robot.


That mental toughness was beyond human. Injuries that would sideline the usual NBA player wasn't going to stop Kobe. He took it like a terminator: knock him down, he gets back up. He even played in the 2010 Finals with an avulsion fracture on the index finger of his shooting hand.


Akin to Walter Payton and Jerry Rice.


The two greatest football players that ever lived imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:30 pm    Post subject:

LandsbergerRules wrote:
55 wrote:
I have to disagree with Jerry. They don’t have Kobe’s skill nor his mentality.


This.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Why did players not gravitate to Kobe.. He was A PROFESSIONAL

After games they wanted to go search for groupies and get drunk..

He studied tapes and more tapes.. tapes of last game.. upcoming game.. individual players.. and prepared for the next game

His right shoulder injured.. he began learning to shoot with his left hand. Got tips from Duncan even.

Phil Jackson told him early in his career to dial back the dunks if he wanted to keep his knees in the future.. he did.

On the bench with an IV during timeouts after a Sacramento fan or a burger gave him food poisoning..

20 year career
Scored 60 points in his final game

KOBE!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject:

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KOBE

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:24 pm    Post subject:

This has been a long time coming. But (bleep) Jerry West. Tired of seeing his name in the Lounge. For good measure, screw you Kawhi and PG13 as well. Hope you both blow out your knees. Matter fact, scratch that. I hope they stay healthy. I don't want any excuses when we squash them in the playoffs.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject:

His mentality drove him to develop the skill.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject:

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mentality on the court? yes there are a lot of players willing to take hero shots



>boiling Kobe's on-court discipline down to a desire to take "hero shots"

yeeeikes that's dumb
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