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The Mamba Mentality!

Vault of Progress
4 min readJan 27, 2022
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Kobe Bryant is known for his “Mamba Mentality! There will never be a man like Kobe. His unyielding competitive spirit still propelled him to five NBA championships. What made him special as a person was his character on and off the court. He was a family man that served all the women in his family. first. Everyone knew him for his “Mamba Mentality!” In this blog, we simply want to pay homage to an iconic human being. Let’s start with a unique question to get you all thinking.

How can you harness the power of a great mindset in your own life?

Kobe went beyond practice or film study. Basketball was a lifestyle. He explored every way to become better at the game of basketball. His goals seemed impossible to others that knew him. However, those goals just meant another day for Kobe. It’s my hope that we all take a page from Kobe as a man.

Yes, he was a great player but think about Kobe as a man for a second. The key principles he stood on had nothing to do with basketball. His brand grew to become more than revenue. Kobe was a mentality the world embraced! Kobe stood for a lifestyle. There are very few people that can say they’ve left that type of impact on the world. Thinking about Kobe’s mentality made me get up at 4am EST. Then, I prepared for the day with intention. The impact of Kobe made me write 3 blogs on Medium today! Thanks Kobe.

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In 1996, 17-year-old Kobe Bryant was drafted into the NBA straight from high school. He made an immediate impact, winning Rookie of the Year honors. Over the years, he developed a reputation as the best players in the league. Kobe earned the nickname, “The Mamba.” This nickname quickly turned into a mindset for the culture.

Kobe continued to strive through adversity no matter what it took. This is what made him iconic. He wore the numbers 8 and 24. Now, let me ask you some more questions. What makes you great today? Do you have people around you that will support, love, and care for you at any time? When times got tough, Kobe embraced the struggle to empower his mind. The people around him uplifted him to a…



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