Kobe Bryant: “I don’t see an end to the tunnel.”
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Kobe Bryant watched Derek Jeter walk off the field at Yankee Stadium for the last time last week, and made an appearance on the big screen at Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium in early September to say goodbye. His message that day: “I’ll be joining you shortly.”
”Shortly” is at the present moment two years from now, at the end of his current contract. That timeline is not set in stone however, and Kobe at this time ”doesn’t see an end”.

Kobe Bryant on the big screen at Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium.

Kobe Bryant to Derek Jeter: 

”I’ve admired you from afar. Needless to say I’ve been a Yankee fan for a long time ago because of you. I’ll be joining you shortly.”

Kobe Bryant to Yahoo Sports:

"The biggest key for anybody in retirement is you always want to retire by choice. Hopefully, I will be fortunate enough to have that option. You don’t want to see another catastrophic injury or something like that. When you walk away, you want to feel like you walked away on your terms."

On recovering from injury:

"It’s a pretty tough injury. I’m not going to lie. There are a lot of things that go through your mind when something like that happens. But I just went on my grind, just kind of chipped away at it day by day. I feel pretty good as a result."

On playing beyond current contract:

"Whether I do or not, we’ll have to see that two years from now," Bryant said. "I don’t know, but I could [play longer]. Physically, I don’t see an end to the tunnel."


Michael Jordan at Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium.
On observing Michael Jordan’s retirement:

"He still left on his terms because he wanted to leave. If he wanted to continue to play the game, he’d continue to play the game even if it’s not at the level that we are all accustomed to. You want to play, you play. You don’t want to play, you walk away. But at least it’s not because of a devastating injury. For me, it’s the same thing. When I leave, it’s because I choose to."

Kobe Bryant plans on playing all pre-season games to tune-up, is expected to play most if not all Lakers games but has said he will conserve his energy and not exhaust himself as in previous years, an attempt to prolong a healthy body condition and in turn perhaps prolong a career.

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Associated Press | Al Bello/Getty Images
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Kobe Bryant Practice Report (9/30/14)

Kobe Bryant: “I don’t see an end to the tunnel.”

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Kobe Bryant watched Derek Jeter walk off the field at Yankee Stadium for the last time last week, and made an appearance on the big screen at Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium in early September to say goodbye. His message that day: “I’ll be joining you shortly.”

Shortly” is at the present moment two years from now, at the end of his current contract. That timeline is not set in stone however, and Kobe at this time ”doesn’t see an end”.

Kobe Bryant on the big screen at Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium.

Kobe Bryant to Derek Jeter

”I’ve admired you from afar. Needless to say I’ve been a Yankee fan for a long time ago because of you. I’ll be joining you shortly.”

Kobe Bryant to Yahoo Sports:

"The biggest key for anybody in retirement is you always want to retire by choice. Hopefully, I will be fortunate enough to have that option. You don’t want to see another catastrophic injury or something like that. When you walk away, you want to feel like you walked away on your terms."

On recovering from injury:

"It’s a pretty tough injury. I’m not going to lie. There are a lot of things that go through your mind when something like that happens. But I just went on my grind, just kind of chipped away at it day by day. I feel pretty good as a result."

On playing beyond current contract:

"Whether I do or not, we’ll have to see that two years from now," Bryant said. "I don’t know, but I could [play longer]. Physically, I don’t see an end to the tunnel."

Michael Jordan at Derek Jeter Day at Yankee Stadium.

On observing Michael Jordan’s retirement:

"He still left on his terms because he wanted to leave. If he wanted to continue to play the game, he’d continue to play the game even if it’s not at the level that we are all accustomed to. You want to play, you play. You don’t want to play, you walk away. But at least it’s not because of a devastating injury. For me, it’s the same thing. When I leave, it’s because I choose to."

Kobe Bryant plans on playing all pre-season games to tune-up, is expected to play most if not all Lakers games but has said he will conserve his energy and not exhaust himself as in previous years, an attempt to prolong a healthy body condition and in turn perhaps prolong a career.

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Associated Press | Al Bello/Getty Images

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Kobe Bryant Practice Report (9/30/14)

Kobe Bryant’s 19th Year. Lakers Portrait 2014-2015 
Toyota Sports Center. El Segundo, CA
(Getty Images) 

Kobe Bryant’s 19th Year. Lakers Portrait 2014-2015 

Toyota Sports Center. El Segundo, CA

(Getty Images) 

Kobe Bryant Practice Report (9/30/14)
”I felt normal, I felt normal. I felt like myself. It’s a good thing.”
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PRACTICE REPORT TRANSCRIPT | PHOTOS
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Practice under Byron Scott:

‘’Fantastic. He’s extremely focused. Has a very focused practice plan on what he wants to do and what he wants to accomplish. Today he set the tone immediately. [Did] running and conditioning. That’s the biggest part. Everybody wants to play defense but when you are not in the condition to play defense, you go back to your natural instinct which is playing offense first. Today was a really really big conditioning day.’’


‘’Probably the most running I’ve ever done in an NBA practice.”

”Actually it is, for sure. I’ve never ran this much in an NBA practice.’’
‘’I felt fine. He sat me out for the last 30-40 minutes of practice, just to make sure we stick to the plan of having something left in the tank every single day. We did a tremendous amount of running. I felt great.’’

Message to Teammates:

‘’Along the lines of focusing on bettering yourself, proving to yourself that you belong. It starts there. And then collectively we pick each other up from that standpoint.’’


On the game:

‘’I love playing the game. I truly enjoy it. Right now, the game was becoming a little stale but the Achilles injury just ignited a new challenge for me personally to see if I can do this, because you don’t know. That’s a challenge that presented itself to see if I can make this a successful comeback.’’

On Health:

‘’My concerns are probably no different than everybody else’s in terms of being able to comeback from this. A lot of it is the same thing. If I can prove to myself that I can do this I can prove it to everybody else as well.’’
‘’Today was a really good day. You do some recovery, come back tomorrow and chip at it again. It’s an everyday process.’’


On Pau Gasol:

‘’I was sad because when he got here is when we turned this organization around. This is something that he and I built. So I was sad and I told him that, but at the same time I was happy for him because he felt really excited and felt rejuvenated by going to a new situation. At the end of the day he’s my brother before basketball. We’ll always have that friendship so I’m happy for him.’’

A New Team:

‘’We certainly have a lot of ingredients now it’s just a matter of cooking them the right way. Putting guys in the right position to be successful. It’s a process to figure how, who does what well, who’s more comfortable in certain areas. What weaknesses do we have? How we compensate for those. That’s just a process that takes time.’’
’’It’s a little different. The guys that we have on the team now are so much younger. It requires a little different touch. Most of the guys I don’t know personally, so it takes some time to get to know them a little bit, get to know their personalities. In the past I knew all the guys. The guys had been in the league for a while; most of them were veterans so you are familiar with them a little bit more. These guys, not so much, so it’s going take a little time to get to know them.”


‘’But from a basic level when you step on the court there are things that can be done right, things that can be done efficiently, and that doesn’t change.’’
On Byron Scott:

‘’He was my rookie mentor. We both push guys pretty far — We’ve been there, we understand the position that these young guys are in and what they want to accomplish with their careers. We know how to get there. It also helps because Byron dealt with me when I was 17-18 years old. He knows how to communicate with guys in that position. Julius is 19 years old. I’ve been in that seat.’’
‘’We see things the same ways. When we have discussions it’s really just kind of checking and discussing what we should do here, this player here, things that he might have observed, how to relate to guys. But in terms of philosophical, it’s identical.
‘’It’s winning a championship or nothing. That’s the only thing that matters to him. That sounds a little harsh, but that’s the price of winning as many championships as this organization has.’’


On Nick Young:

“There’s time for him to be Swaggy P., It’s fantastic. But when he’s on the court, he’s working, there is no laughing, joking. He  understands in order to be Swaggy P and for people to pay attention to Swaggy P he’s got to put some work in on the court unless no one’s going to give a s—-.”


‘’I don’t need to do any more checklist now. I’m good — I don’t know how else to say this, I’m ready to go. Now it’s about getting better as a team. The physical checkpoints are all done.” 

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Lakers.com Interview 
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More: Kobe Bryant Media Day Minute
Media Day Behind The Scenes Photoshoot

Kobe Bryant Practice Report (9/30/14)

”I felt normal, I felt normal. I felt like myself. It’s a good thing.”

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PRACTICE REPORT TRANSCRIPT | PHOTOS

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Practice under Byron Scott:

‘’Fantastic. He’s extremely focused. Has a very focused practice plan on what he wants to do and what he wants to accomplish. Today he set the tone immediately. [Did] running and conditioning. That’s the biggest part. Everybody wants to play defense but when you are not in the condition to play defense, you go back to your natural instinct which is playing offense first. Today was a really really big conditioning day.’’

‘’Probably the most running I’ve ever done in an NBA practice.”

”Actually it is, for sure. I’ve never ran this much in an NBA practice.’’

‘’I felt fine. He sat me out for the last 30-40 minutes of practice, just to make sure we stick to the plan of having something left in the tank every single day. We did a tremendous amount of running. I felt great.’’

Message to Teammates:

‘’Along the lines of focusing on bettering yourself, proving to yourself that you belong. It starts there. And then collectively we pick each other up from that standpoint.’’

On the game:

‘’I love playing the game. I truly enjoy it. Right now, the game was becoming a little stale but the Achilles injury just ignited a new challenge for me personally to see if I can do this, because you don’t know. That’s a challenge that presented itself to see if I can make this a successful comeback.’’

On Health:

‘’My concerns are probably no different than everybody else’s in terms of being able to comeback from this. A lot of it is the same thing. If I can prove to myself that I can do this I can prove it to everybody else as well.’’

‘’Today was a really good day. You do some recovery, come back tomorrow and chip at it again. It’s an everyday process.’’

On Pau Gasol:

‘’I was sad because when he got here is when we turned this organization around. This is something that he and I built. So I was sad and I told him that, but at the same time I was happy for him because he felt really excited and felt rejuvenated by going to a new situation. At the end of the day he’s my brother before basketball. We’ll always have that friendship so I’m happy for him.’’

A New Team:

‘’We certainly have a lot of ingredients now it’s just a matter of cooking them the right way. Putting guys in the right position to be successful. It’s a process to figure how, who does what well, who’s more comfortable in certain areas. What weaknesses do we have? How we compensate for those. That’s just a process that takes time.’’

’’It’s a little different. The guys that we have on the team now are so much younger. It requires a little different touch. Most of the guys I don’t know personally, so it takes some time to get to know them a little bit, get to know their personalities. In the past I knew all the guys. The guys had been in the league for a while; most of them were veterans so you are familiar with them a little bit more. These guys, not so much, so it’s going take a little time to get to know them.”

‘’But from a basic level when you step on the court there are things that can be done right, things that can be done efficiently, and that doesn’t change.’’

On Byron Scott:

‘’He was my rookie mentor. We both push guys pretty far — We’ve been there, we understand the position that these young guys are in and what they want to accomplish with their careers. We know how to get there. It also helps because Byron dealt with me when I was 17-18 years old. He knows how to communicate with guys in that position. Julius is 19 years old. I’ve been in that seat.’’

‘’We see things the same ways. When we have discussions it’s really just kind of checking and discussing what we should do here, this player here, things that he might have observed, how to relate to guys. But in terms of philosophical, it’s identical.

‘’It’s winning a championship or nothing. That’s the only thing that matters to him. That sounds a little harsh, but that’s the price of winning as many championships as this organization has.’’

On Nick Young:

“There’s time for him to be Swaggy P., It’s fantastic. But when he’s on the court, he’s working, there is no laughing, joking. He  understands in order to be Swaggy P and for people to pay attention to Swaggy P he’s got to put some work in on the court unless no one’s going to give a s—-.”

‘’I don’t need to do any more checklist now. I’m good — I don’t know how else to say this, I’m ready to go. Now it’s about getting better as a team. The physical checkpoints are all done.” 

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Lakers.com Interview 

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More: Kobe Bryant Media Day Minute

Media Day Behind The Scenes Photoshoot

Kobe Bryant today after 2 hour workout: ”The most running I’ve done in practice.”
”I’m ready to go.”
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Photo: Lakers Scene
Featured: Nike Kobe Bryant ”RINGSSSSS” T-Shirt
Kobe Bryant Practice Interview

Kobe Bryant today after 2 hour workout: ”The most running I’ve done in practice.”

”I’m ready to go.”

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Photo: Lakers Scene

Featured: Nike Kobe Bryant ”RINGSSSSS” T-Shirt

Kobe Bryant Practice Interview

Kobe Bryant on the floor for the Lakers first practice of the year.
@Lakers

Kobe Bryant on the floor for the Lakers first practice of the year.

@Lakers

”I feel like me. I think that’s the most important thing.”


LAKERS MEDIA DAY 2014 
Kobe Bryant:

‘’I think people are going to have expectations one way or another, it doesn’t really matter to me.’’ 



‘’The size of the challenge that’s ahead of me has forced me to focus in a lot more than I ever have. That’s nutrition, training, mentally preparing, that’s everything. To play at this age and through all the injuries, you have to have that commitment.’’

ADJUSTMENTS

‘’In the past I’ve always pushed myself to the limit. That’s everyday. Now I’ve got to be a little bit more patient, make sure that when I step off the court I still have something left.’’


TRAINING

‘’I spent the whole summer preparing, training. It was important to get a five-on-five game in to see what I can and can’t do. It felt like me.’’


NUTRITION

 ”I’ve had to focus on nutrition a lot. Something I’ve never really had to focus on throughout my career. As you get older you have to make those adjustments, you can’t fight, resist nature, you have to work with it.’’



‘’Balance is really important. Eating clean is very important. The goal wasn’t to drop weight, but it was just to eat healthy, to feel healthy, to have that energy. Eating clean was really big for me.’’


CONDITIONING

‘’I feel like me. I think that’s the most important thing. When you have injuries and come back and you have to think through things when you are out there playing you don’t feel like yourself, you are not allowed to be yourself, you are constantly processing things, ‘can I do this?’ ‘can I do that?’ now I don’t have that. Now I can just go out there and just play.’’


MINUTES

‘’The misinterpretation is that I’m hellbent on playing. I’m hell-bent on winning and being on my absolute best from game to game, a lot of that involves maturation, you just get older, the hardest thing is to change your diet, from the standpoint of accepting your limitations, it’s something I’m very comfortable with. The biggest barometer is to make sure that in practice and in games you don’t come out when you have nothing left, you have to come out when you still have something left in the tank.‘’


A NEW TEAM

‘’Defense and rebound. My responsibility and coach’s responsibility is get them to see the game at a deeper level. To think methodically through things and why things happen, and that’s a process. It’s going to take a lot of time to sit down with the fellas and work through film and work though those situations, so they can understand why things happen. So as the season goes on we continually get better. It’s really about teaching.’’



‘’I look at the personalities that we have, I talk to them quite a bit, and I get to understand how they think about the game, and from that standpoint I can start thinking about how to communicate with them. What works best for them, in a group setting, individual setting, how I communicate things to them. That’s really my biggest challenge, not going out there and playing how I normally play, it’s about communicating with these guys –most of these guys were like eight years old- figuring out how to reach them.’’


THE FUTURE

‘’Last year D’Antoni and I didn’t have the same philosophy about winning. For me it’s winning or failure, there is no in between, you got to win a championship or it’s a waste of a season. Byron feels the same way, having played with the Showtime Lakers and having won. He has this determination about himself that it’s either winning or you are just wasting your time.’’

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Associated Press
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More:
Behind The Scenes Photo Shoot
Lakers.com Interview
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KobeTeam.com

”I feel like me. I think that’s the most important thing.”

LAKERS MEDIA DAY 2014 

Kobe Bryant:

‘’I think people are going to have expectations one way or another, it doesn’t really matter to me.’’ 

‘’The size of the challenge that’s ahead of me has forced me to focus in a lot more than I ever have. That’s nutrition, training, mentally preparing, that’s everything. To play at this age and through all the injuries, you have to have that commitment.’’

ADJUSTMENTS

‘’In the past I’ve always pushed myself to the limit. That’s everyday. Now I’ve got to be a little bit more patient, make sure that when I step off the court I still have something left.’’

TRAINING

‘’I spent the whole summer preparing, training. It was important to get a five-on-five game in to see what I can and can’t do. It felt like me.’’

NUTRITION

 ”I’ve had to focus on nutrition a lot. Something I’ve never really had to focus on throughout my career. As you get older you have to make those adjustments, you can’t fight, resist nature, you have to work with it.’’

‘’Balance is really important. Eating clean is very important. The goal wasn’t to drop weight, but it was just to eat healthy, to feel healthy, to have that energy. Eating clean was really big for me.’’

CONDITIONING

‘’I feel like me. I think that’s the most important thing. When you have injuries and come back and you have to think through things when you are out there playing you don’t feel like yourself, you are not allowed to be yourself, you are constantly processing things, ‘can I do this?’ ‘can I do that?’ now I don’t have that. Now I can just go out there and just play.’’

MINUTES

‘’The misinterpretation is that I’m hellbent on playing. I’m hell-bent on winning and being on my absolute best from game to game, a lot of that involves maturation, you just get older, the hardest thing is to change your diet, from the standpoint of accepting your limitations, it’s something I’m very comfortable with. The biggest barometer is to make sure that in practice and in games you don’t come out when you have nothing left, you have to come out when you still have something left in the tank.‘’

A NEW TEAM

‘’Defense and rebound. My responsibility and coach’s responsibility is get them to see the game at a deeper level. To think methodically through things and why things happen, and that’s a process. It’s going to take a lot of time to sit down with the fellas and work through film and work though those situations, so they can understand why things happen. So as the season goes on we continually get better. It’s really about teaching.’’

‘’I look at the personalities that we have, I talk to them quite a bit, and I get to understand how they think about the game, and from that standpoint I can start thinking about how to communicate with them. What works best for them, in a group setting, individual setting, how I communicate things to them. That’s really my biggest challenge, not going out there and playing how I normally play, it’s about communicating with these guys –most of these guys were like eight years old- figuring out how to reach them.’’

THE FUTURE

‘’Last year D’Antoni and I didn’t have the same philosophy about winning. For me it’s winning or failure, there is no in between, you got to win a championship or it’s a waste of a season. Byron feels the same way, having played with the Showtime Lakers and having won. He has this determination about himself that it’s either winning or you are just wasting your time.’’

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Associated Press

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More:

Behind The Scenes Photo Shoot

Lakers.com Interview

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KobeTeam.com

Kobe Bryant: ”My heroes growing up, the Jordans, the Bill Russells, the Magic Johnsons, they all won multiple times. I wanted more.”
Kobe Bryant and Arianna Huffington discuss success.
A NY Times exclusive: http://nyti.ms/1rqTml3

Kobe Bryant: ”My heroes growing up, the Jordans, the Bill Russells, the Magic Johnsons, they all won multiple times. I wanted more.”

Kobe Bryant and Arianna Huffington discuss success.

A NY Times exclusive: http://nyti.ms/1rqTml3

United Way Homewalk 2014 

”Join me at United Way’s Homewalk on Saturday November 15th. Go to HomewalkLA.org to sign up.”

Join Kobe Bryant this year as he returns for a fourth year as Honorary Chairman for the 2014 United Way Homewalk.

                                United Way Core Mission:

      ”To Create Pathways Out Of Poverty For All Angelenos

                            By Eradicating Homelessness.”

You must register to participate. Registration is free for walkers and $20 for runners. Register, donate or volunteer. 

WHERE

Exposition Park
(in front of Natural History Museum)
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

WHEN

Saturday, November 15, 2014
Registration Opens: 7:00 a.m.
Opening Program Begins: 8:15 a.m.
5K Run/Walk Begins: 9:00 a.m.

Register today: 

HomewalkLA.org

The 2014 Kobe 9 Elite Low Collection.
Beethoven, Hyper Grape, University Red.
Featuring: Flyknit, Lunarlon, Flywire.

The 2014 Kobe 9 Elite Low Collection.

Beethoven, Hyper Grape, University Red.

Featuring: Flyknit, Lunarlon, Flywire.

Kobe Bryant in Munich. Photo: Kobe Bryant.
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Kobe Bryant in Germany, took time to enjoy the city of Munich, and to meet players from the basketball and soccer fútbol national teams.
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Kobe Bryant in Munich, Germany with Polish striker, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, a member of the Poland National Soccer Team. 
Kobe Bryant and  Robert Lewandowski  representing Nike.

Robert Lewandowski  and Kobe Bryant. Photo: Robert Lewandowski.
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Kobe visits Bayern Basketball.
Kobe Bryant with Bosnian basketball player for FC Bayern Munich, and member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team, Nihad Djedovic. 

AudiDome

Kobe Bryant with German-American basketball player for FC Bayern Munich, and member of the Germany national basketball team, Demond Greene.

AudiDome
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Kobe Bryant in attendance at Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich, for a FC Bayern 2-0 home win over VfB Stuttgart.

Allianz Arena
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#Munich

Follow Kobe Bryant on Instagram: @KobeBryant

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Munich, Germany. 
FC Bayern Basketball / FC Bayern München.
KobeTeam.com
September 14, 2014

Kobe Bryant in Munich. PhotoKobe Bryant.

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Kobe Bryant in Germany, took time to enjoy the city of Munich, and to meet players from the basketball and soccer fútbol national teams.

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Kobe Bryant in Munich, Germany with Polish striker, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, a member of the Poland National Soccer Team. 

Kobe Bryant and  Robert Lewandowski  representing Nike.

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Robert Lewandowski  and Kobe Bryant. Photo: Robert Lewandowski.

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Kobe visits Bayern Basketball.

Kobe Bryant with Bosnian basketball player for FC Bayern Munich, and member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national basketball team, Nihad Djedovic

AudiDome

Kobe Bryant with German-American basketball player for FC Bayern Munich, and member of the Germany national basketball team, Demond Greene.

AudiDome

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Kobe Bryant in attendance at Allianz Arena, home of FC Bayern Munich, for a FC Bayern 2-0 home win over VfB Stuttgart.

Allianz Arena

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#Munich

Follow Kobe Bryant on Instagram@KobeBryant

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Munich, Germany. 

FC Bayern Basketball / FC Bayern München.

KobeTeam.com

September 14, 2014

Kobe Bryant leaves restaurant Alter Hof in Munich. (Photo: Philippe Ruiz)

Kobe Bryant Travels To Germany.
On Tuesday evening, guests at restaurant Alter Hof in Munich, were treated to a pleasant surprise as Kobe Bryant walked through.
Those who recognized him were quick to share the news, a select few asked for photos. It’s hard to miss Kobe anywhere he goes, and in Munich its not much of a surprise as it once was, as Kobe has frequented the city more so in recent times, and with the same purpose.

Kobe Bryant in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Evangelos Papaefthimiou)

The reason for Kobe’s latest Munich trip? Kobe is in Germany for a quick visit to see a legend, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, who practices medicine opposite Alter Hof, and has reached ”rock star” status in sporting circles.
Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt is the club doctor for Bayern Munich, and a world leader in the treatment of sports injuries. Dr. Hans is also known as ”Healing Hans” by many who have sought his care, among them ”The World’s Fastest Man”, Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt, who has called Dr. Hans, the ”best doctor in the world”.


Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt. (LL - Therapy)
Dr. Hans has also worked on many known sports figures, and while Kobe is there on this particular ocassion for what is considered a routine visit, the work that the famed doctor has performed for many athletes the world over is anything but.
With the Lakers season and training camp just around the corner, Kobe is in good shape and in good hands.
The trip is not expected to be long.

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Kobe Bryant leaves for Germany.
 

Kobe Bryant at Los Angeles International Airport.
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Photos: Servando Alvarez / Malack Lee
Bild  /  Dr. Hans Documentary: ”Sporting Hero”
September 10, 2014






 

Kobe Bryant leaves restaurant Alter Hof in Munich. (Photo: Philippe Ruiz)

Kobe Bryant Travels To Germany.

On Tuesday evening, guests at restaurant Alter Hof in Munich, were treated to a pleasant surprise as Kobe Bryant walked through.

Those who recognized him were quick to share the news, a select few asked for photos. It’s hard to miss Kobe anywhere he goes, and in Munich its not much of a surprise as it once was, as Kobe has frequented the city more so in recent times, and with the same purpose.

Kobe Bryant in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Evangelos Papaefthimiou)

The reason for Kobe’s latest Munich trip? Kobe is in Germany for a quick visit to see a legend, Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, who practices medicine opposite Alter Hof, and has reached ”rock star” status in sporting circles.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt is the club doctor for Bayern Munich, and a world leader in the treatment of sports injuries. Dr. Hans is also known as ”Healing Hans” by many who have sought his care, among them ”The World’s Fastest Man”, Olympic and World Champion Usain Bolt, who has called Dr. Hans, the ”best doctor in the world”.

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt. (LL - Therapy)

Dr. Hans has also worked on many known sports figures, and while Kobe is there on this particular ocassion for what is considered a routine visit, the work that the famed doctor has performed for many athletes the world over is anything but.

With the Lakers season and training camp just around the corner, Kobe is in good shape and in good hands.

The trip is not expected to be long.

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Kobe Bryant leaves for Germany.

 

Kobe Bryant at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Photos: Servando Alvarez / Malack Lee

Bild  /  Dr. Hans Documentary: ”Sporting Hero”

September 10, 2014

 

Kobe Bryant Returns Home Leaves China An Inspiring Message
Kobe has returned to Los Angeles, but his impact abroad cannot be measured. His visit will inspire countless of young athletes, his words will leave a lasting message.
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Before returning home, Kobe had one last chance to reflect on  his ninth visit to China, spoke on the progress the game has made and spoke on his perspective in life, leaving lasting words.

Kobe had a chance to reflect on his time in China and how the sport has grown:

”Went by so fast, it’s been incredible, when I first came out here there was so much enthusiasm for the game, now it’s progressed, now there is so much skill to go with it. A lot of hard work in the last nine years, every day I come back seems the players keep getting better and better.”


Kobe also spoke on using his own setbacks as an example, learning and responding from challenges:

”Hopefully it’ll inspire them to understand that overcoming is part of the deal, part of living. When you are faced with those types of challenges, you have two options, one you can shy away from it, do nothing about it or you can rise to the challenge. Doesn’t matter if you are a basketball player or a writer, we all have obstacles, hopefully what we’ll do here is inspire everyone else to do the same.”


Kobe returns home focused, clear the goals set for himself have not waivered.

”Well, to win a championship. To do that you have to work hard every single day. Every day for me is an opportunity to get better, an opportunity for my teammates to get better, for us to work together as a group to accomplish that goal, the end goal is a championship, but along that journey there is a lot of work that goes in between.”


Kobe used his own life lessons as examples to relate to athletes facing challenges:

”I wasn’t the fastest one, I wasn’t the most athletic one, I had to learn to play with what I had, which helped my skill level, eventually I grew, became faster, but then I had the skills to go along with that.”


His words will have a lasting impact, his visit becoming a tale of inspiration for future generations.

”That’s what makes everything very exciting. You can’t appreciate the sun if you don’t have a stormy day now and then. Keep on learning. It’s a journey; it’s not about the destination.”
”If every day you live with the idea of getting better, then the end result will be something that’s beautiful.”




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Video:
CCTV News Interview
Photos:
Gotham Chopra. ”Kobe Bryant’s Muse” / Sina Sports

Kobe Bryant Returns Home Leaves China An Inspiring Message

Kobe has returned to Los Angeles, but his impact abroad cannot be measured. His visit will inspire countless of young athletes, his words will leave a lasting message.

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Before returning home, Kobe had one last chance to reflect on  his ninth visit to China, spoke on the progress the game has made and spoke on his perspective in life, leaving lasting words.

Kobe had a chance to reflect on his time in China and how the sport has grown:

”Went by so fast, it’s been incredible, when I first came out here there was so much enthusiasm for the game, now it’s progressed, now there is so much skill to go with it. A lot of hard work in the last nine years, every day I come back seems the players keep getting better and better.”

Kobe also spoke on using his own setbacks as an example, learning and responding from challenges:

”Hopefully it’ll inspire them to understand that overcoming is part of the deal, part of living. When you are faced with those types of challenges, you have two options, one you can shy away from it, do nothing about it or you can rise to the challenge. Doesn’t matter if you are a basketball player or a writer, we all have obstacles, hopefully what we’ll do here is inspire everyone else to do the same.”

Kobe returns home focused, clear the goals set for himself have not waivered.

”Well, to win a championship. To do that you have to work hard every single day. Every day for me is an opportunity to get better, an opportunity for my teammates to get better, for us to work together as a group to accomplish that goal, the end goal is a championship, but along that journey there is a lot of work that goes in between.”

Kobe used his own life lessons as examples to relate to athletes facing challenges:

”I wasn’t the fastest one, I wasn’t the most athletic one, I had to learn to play with what I had, which helped my skill level, eventually I grew, became faster, but then I had the skills to go along with that.”

His words will have a lasting impact, his visit becoming a tale of inspiration for future generations.

”That’s what makes everything very exciting. You can’t appreciate the sun if you don’t have a stormy day now and then. Keep on learning. It’s a journey; it’s not about the destination.”

”If every day you live with the idea of getting better, then the end result will be something that’s beautiful.”

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Video:

CCTV News Interview

Photos:

Gotham Chopra. ”Kobe Bryant’s Muse” / Sina Sports