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Kobe Bryant
Position: None
Born: 08/23/78
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
But as has been the case for Isaiah Thomas throughout his life, there were plenty of unexpected moments along the way, including the April death of his sister, Chyna. “There was no option of not playing,” Thomas said. “That’s just what I was going to do, no matter what. The people that helped me were my family — my parents, my close friends, the Celtics organization, Brad Stevens, coaching staff, my teammates and so many guys reached out. Floyd Mayweather, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant. I remember Kobe texting me and calling me and telling me nobody can tell you what to do, but if you do play then play to be the killer that you are and leave it all out there on the floor. I took that to heart.”
“CJ never seemed to view himself the way the basketball market viewed him,” Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, the man CJ modeled his work ethic after, tells SLAM via email. “He always felt like he was better than what people viewed him to be. Because of that, I think he has always played with a chip on his shoulder. He’s always worked harder than everyone else to prove what he believed his value was.”
4 days ago via SLAM
What’s it like being the face of the team? Booker: It comes with a lot of responsibility. But I’m in a great situation where I get to be a role model in this community. Growing up, I used to idolize those players, the faces of the franchise, the Kobe Bryants. For me, I grew up watching really good Detroit Pistons teams. There really was no face to that team, it was Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, all those guys were really good, but I know [being the face] comes with a lot of responsibility on and off the court that I felt I’ve been preparing for.
7 days ago via ESPN
He’s watched how stars conduct themselves. “Oh yeah, of course,” Porzingis said Sunday after practice in Tarrytown. “There are a lot of things. Obviously off-the-court stuff, not just LeBron, but more and more [guys]. Kobe, Jordan, I watched a lot of their interviews and learned how they talked to people and how they do things off the court. But [James] also. There are a lot of things you can learn from guys like that.”
Such as? “Just for example, how to talk to the media. That’s an important part of our job,” said Porzingis, warming the hearts of the handful of ink-stained and digitally shocked wretches gathered around him. “Especially Kobe and Jordan. I watched a lot of their interviews and their story telling. That’s very interesting how they do that. That’s a great skill that they have also. Those kind of things I want to get better at.”