Saturday, April 18, 2009

More Kobe Bryant Exercises

If you're familiar with this site, you know that my favorite baller is Mr.Kobe "Jelly Bean" Bryant. Many friends ask me to explain this, and my only response is to turn on a Lakers game. The guy is just plain crazy when he's out on the court. Not Ron Artest crazy, but a quiet crazy, and not a physical crazy, but a mental crazy, where if you make a mistake, he'll verbally abuse you until you get it right. Just take a look at Jordan Farmer's face everytime he makes a mistake.

So what exactly is it like to be living the life of such a psychotic player:

"Of course, the 11-time All Star doesn't always drive to work. Sometimes he has one of his off-duty, armed, Lakers-provided, police officers take him in a customized van so he can watch scouting DVDs and ice his feet and knees. (He ices them for 20 minutes three times a day. The man spends more time in ice than Ted Williams.) Occasionally, though, he charters a helicopter. "Sometimes, there's just things you cannot miss."

"He wants to be as chiseled as possible for the coming playoff pounding. That's why it's no surprise we're met by Tim Grover, Michael Jordan's genius strength and conditioning coach. Grover puts Bryant through a game-day workout like I've never seen. (Warning: If you don't want to feel like a complete jelly-filled donut, don't read this next part.) Among a dozen other drills, Bryant does suicide push-ups. At the top of the pushup, he launches himself off the mat so hard that both his feet come off the ground and his hands slap his pecs. He does three sets of seven of these."

[ via ESPN and Rick "Ross" Reily ]

If you want to learn exactly how Kobe commands the court and watch everything that Kobe does during a game, check out one of my favorite movies Kobe Doin' Work.

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