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Learn the Incredible Story of Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant has been the face of the Lakers dynasty for the past two decades and for good Learn the Incredible Story of Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant has been the face of the Lakers dynasty for the past two decades and for good reason. Few players have commanded a basketball court as much as Kobe in historical performances such as his notable 81-point performance in just under 42 minutes of playing time in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors. While the 2015-2016 NBA season will mark the end to Kobe’s storied career, the Black Mamba’s legacy will never be forgotten. Few players can parallel Kobe Bryant in terms of competitive fire and will to win. His polarizing figure defines him and makes even those who do not like him at the very least respect him. Read on to learn about the days of when Kobe played alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Robert Horry, Metta World Peace, Derek Fisher, and Pau Gasol in some of the greatest times of Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball history. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood High School Years Kobe Personal Life Kobe’s Impact on Basketball and Beyond The Black Mamba’s Legacy An excerpt from the book: When Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant gave himself the nickname Black Mamba, everyone wondered why he chose to liken himself to a reptile. The Black Mamba is one of the fastest and most deadly snakes in the world. It was also the codename used by Uma Thurman's assassin character in the Quentin Tarantino movie Kill Bill. And yes, Black Mamba was also the boxing nickname given to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle, Roger Mayweather. For sure, Bryant never wanted a part of the Mayweather’s so it must have been that Tarantino movie that got into him. It turns out that Bryant did in fact watch Kill Bill and was so intrigued by the codename Black Mamba that he said he checked out the snake. Upon reading up on the mamba, Bryant decided that it was the perfect description of how he wanted his game to be. The Black Mamba is said to have a 99% striking accuracy at maximum speed and in rapid succession. Bryant said it's the kind of surgical precision that he wants in his game. Kobe Bryant has always been known as a perfectionist and a player who despite being great wants strives to be the greatest. Bryant also talks about the Black Mamba mentality in which he says one has to "figure it out no matter what comes, whether its hell or high water." This resilient attitude has been at the core of Bryant's game, and it's what has made him bounce back from the many obstacles he has faced on and off the court. Kobe Bryant is one of the most popular basketball players on the planet. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest scorers in the game and one of the most lethal offensive weapons that has ever graced the NBA's courts. However, Kobe Bryant isn't all about scoring points. He is a winner and he has proved that he can win on his own. Bryant isn’t just about basketball either. He is also a million dollar businessperson and a worldwide icon. More importantly, Bryant is a husband, a father, and a son.


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Learn the Incredible Story of Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant has been the face of the Lakers dynasty for the past two decades and for good Learn the Incredible Story of Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant! Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device! In Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's star, Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant has been the face of the Lakers dynasty for the past two decades and for good reason. Few players have commanded a basketball court as much as Kobe in historical performances such as his notable 81-point performance in just under 42 minutes of playing time in 2006 against the Toronto Raptors. While the 2015-2016 NBA season will mark the end to Kobe’s storied career, the Black Mamba’s legacy will never be forgotten. Few players can parallel Kobe Bryant in terms of competitive fire and will to win. His polarizing figure defines him and makes even those who do not like him at the very least respect him. Read on to learn about the days of when Kobe played alongside Shaquille O’Neal, Robert Horry, Metta World Peace, Derek Fisher, and Pau Gasol in some of the greatest times of Los Angeles Lakers’ basketball history. Here is a preview of what is inside this book: Early Life and Childhood High School Years Kobe Personal Life Kobe’s Impact on Basketball and Beyond The Black Mamba’s Legacy An excerpt from the book: When Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant gave himself the nickname Black Mamba, everyone wondered why he chose to liken himself to a reptile. The Black Mamba is one of the fastest and most deadly snakes in the world. It was also the codename used by Uma Thurman's assassin character in the Quentin Tarantino movie Kill Bill. And yes, Black Mamba was also the boxing nickname given to Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle, Roger Mayweather. For sure, Bryant never wanted a part of the Mayweather’s so it must have been that Tarantino movie that got into him. It turns out that Bryant did in fact watch Kill Bill and was so intrigued by the codename Black Mamba that he said he checked out the snake. Upon reading up on the mamba, Bryant decided that it was the perfect description of how he wanted his game to be. The Black Mamba is said to have a 99% striking accuracy at maximum speed and in rapid succession. Bryant said it's the kind of surgical precision that he wants in his game. Kobe Bryant has always been known as a perfectionist and a player who despite being great wants strives to be the greatest. Bryant also talks about the Black Mamba mentality in which he says one has to "figure it out no matter what comes, whether its hell or high water." This resilient attitude has been at the core of Bryant's game, and it's what has made him bounce back from the many obstacles he has faced on and off the court. Kobe Bryant is one of the most popular basketball players on the planet. He is, without a doubt, one of the greatest scorers in the game and one of the most lethal offensive weapons that has ever graced the NBA's courts. However, Kobe Bryant isn't all about scoring points. He is a winner and he has proved that he can win on his own. Bryant isn’t just about basketball either. He is also a million dollar businessperson and a worldwide icon. More importantly, Bryant is a husband, a father, and a son.

30 review for Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards (Basketball Biography Books)

  1. 5 out of 5

    David Dvali

    This book is all about numbers and dates. Story is special anyways, but it only includes facts. If you want to know Kobe this is not a place where to go. But if someone reads this book I think he already knows Kobe. I want to think about Kobe not about one of the greatest "basketball players". I have never played basketball in my life. Watched several games of him, but watching his last game over and over again had so much impact on me I can not describe it through words. Sport has something spe This book is all about numbers and dates. Story is special anyways, but it only includes facts. If you want to know Kobe this is not a place where to go. But if someone reads this book I think he already knows Kobe. I want to think about Kobe not about one of the greatest "basketball players". I have never played basketball in my life. Watched several games of him, but watching his last game over and over again had so much impact on me I can not describe it through words. Sport has something special in it. You are watching masters of sports doing there work and you are seeing all this process. I do not know if Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Albert Einshtain are great people. I have not watched how they were working. But I know Crisitiano Ronaldo, Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant and many great players, because I have watched them over and over again how they were performing. Kobe is dead, but still you can learn from him. Watch his documentaries (suggestion - KOBE BRYANT'S MUSE. p.s it is not about basketball) and how he was playing. Try to understand and imagine yourself in his situation. It will help you in every field. It is not about basketball. It is about life. Yes there are many great players nowadays also, but I tell you that Kobe was special. Still thinking what if he would be alive another 20 years. I know only one player who is alive and who is as great as Kobe was - Roger Federer. Not matter if you do not love tennis, just watch him. Try to understand him. I think not books, not words can be better teachers than watching this kind of guys to learn life

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amar Kasapovic

    The book was difficult to read. I felt like I was reading an essay from a high school kid who needed a lot of editing. I love Kobe, so I would have given it 5 stars just because of him, but the writing is so bad that I’m giving it 3. I wouldn’t recommend the book to anyone wanting to learn about Kobe.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Maida

    Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards is actually a pretty good book. I’m a HUGE fan of the Black Mamba & a lifelong fan of the LA Lakers, & this book left me pleasantly surprised. Even though I've followed Kobe’s career extremely closely over the years, I was still able to learn one or two new things regarding Kobe's early life & his storied high school career. I'd recommend this short, well-written book to Kobe fans & Lakers fans alike... or to any bas Kobe Bryant: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Shooting Guards is actually a pretty good book. I’m a HUGE fan of the Black Mamba & a lifelong fan of the LA Lakers, & this book left me pleasantly surprised. Even though I've followed Kobe’s career extremely closely over the years, I was still able to learn one or two new things regarding Kobe's early life & his storied high school career. I'd recommend this short, well-written book to Kobe fans & Lakers fans alike... or to any basketball aficionado. *4/5 stars*

  4. 5 out of 5

    Isaac Gore

    First of all this book was AMAZING, I really liked it a lot. One of the things I liked about the book was how Clayton Geoffreys told us about Kobe's personal life, and how he told us about the great things Kobe did in his career. Another part of this I liked was how he explained the time that Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe spent together as Lakers and I liked how Kobe was loyal to the Lakers and never left them. The only thing I would've wished that Kobe would have done differently was stay in the NB First of all this book was AMAZING, I really liked it a lot. One of the things I liked about the book was how Clayton Geoffreys told us about Kobe's personal life, and how he told us about the great things Kobe did in his career. Another part of this I liked was how he explained the time that Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe spent together as Lakers and I liked how Kobe was loyal to the Lakers and never left them. The only thing I would've wished that Kobe would have done differently was stay in the NBA a little longer, so I could watch him play a little more. And finally, I liked how Clayton Geoffreys went into a lot of details in this book, and I also liked how Kobe's dad Joe was in the NBA as well and how after the NBA Joe moved his talent to the European basketball league. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves basketball and is a Kobe fan.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Raul Carbonell

    Un repaso muy breve sobre la carrera de Kobe, demasiado diría. Recomendable para gente que esté recién introducida al mundo de la NBA y tenga curiosidad por Kobe. No recomendable para gente con gran conocimiento de la NBA y de Kobe en especial.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    It was a really good book with good details about his life and all his experiences. From when he first started playing till the day he died. He was a legend and all of the things he did to get to where he was is amazing.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Moshih

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  8. 4 out of 5

    Cecilia

    Absolutely fantastic. He was a great man...I'm sad to hear of his passing. Absolutely fantastic. He was a great man...I'm sad to hear of his passing.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kahlil Levy

    Clayton Geoffreys in-depth biography is a chronological recount of Kobe Bryant’s eventful and legendary career from a positive, praising standpoint. The book begins by introducing Kobe as a young child, explaining his early life circumstances, as well as how his situation and certain parts of his life influenced his career that followed. The book then segways into the beginnings of his legacy, starting with his “incandescent performance”even as a high schooler, and then details his jump from hig Clayton Geoffreys in-depth biography is a chronological recount of Kobe Bryant’s eventful and legendary career from a positive, praising standpoint. The book begins by introducing Kobe as a young child, explaining his early life circumstances, as well as how his situation and certain parts of his life influenced his career that followed. The book then segways into the beginnings of his legacy, starting with his “incandescent performance”even as a high schooler, and then details his jump from high school to the NBA, his own personal “leap of fate”, and then becomes a sequential recount of Kobe’s NBA career, with various anecdotes that add to the character of Kobe Bryant interspersed throughout the book. Although this book was written while Kobe was still in the league, his legacy, such as “being one of NBA’s greatest individual performers” and entrance into the conversation of the greatest ever made for a great follow up to the to-be-continued chronological retelling of Kobe’s career. The book closes out by telling how Kobe, on and off the court, ultimately affected the game of basketball itself - “one of [the NBA’s] most notable winners”. Although some concepts in this book are hard to grasp for a young person, the author uses language that is clear enough for anyone to understand, and still conveys points extremely effectively. An interesting aspect of this book is the fact that it is written in a format of a story, with a clear plot, but still is considered a biography because of the way it presents that plot and the information that it holds, which makes the book very engaging. This is a specific example of why I consider the book exceptional. Through clear language, the book presents information and is organized into a plot that develops the personality and attributes of Kobe Bryant (the purpose of the book) which ultimately keeps the reader engaged and makes the book an informative, interesting read. When Kobe retires, in general, basketball fans will look back on Kobe Bryant’s career and reflect on it as an especially memorable one, and will look back on Kobe as maybe one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. The only asterisk that could possibly be placed by Kobe Bryant’s name in the list of NBA players with great behavior is his controversial rape case. The case tainted Kobe’s reputation and the author made sure to include this major event in Kobe’s career from the least bias standpoint he could. The book, overall, praises Kobe Bryant and all of his accomplishments, which makes it hard to incorporate an aspect so negative into this book, but the author does it gracefully, and efficaciously. Through how the book handled explained that situation and other ones give me a better mental image of Kobe Bryant, which is what the author set out to do. Overall, this book doesn’t have any negatives. In my mind, and I’m sure in every one else’s mind who read this book, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest NBA players of all time, which was conveyed well by this book. Furthermore, I gained a more accurate understanding of Kobe’s legacy and his greatness, which I view to be the best outcome of reading this book.

  10. 4 out of 5

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  24. 5 out of 5

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  26. 5 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

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  28. 5 out of 5

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  29. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin Marchand

  30. 5 out of 5

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