A Finals Education: What LeBron James Can Learn From Kobe Bryant’s Success

June 18th, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
After watching Kobe Bryant hoist his fifth NBA Championship as a Los Angeles Laker, one thing stood out in his finals performance.

Bryant doesn't quit.

If LeBron James watched this game from the comfort of his 25,000 square foot mansion, I hope he took notes.

Game Seven was far from a masterpiece for Mr. Bryant.

He was 6-24 from the field, 0-6 from three point land, and had just two assists the entire game. But these numbers didn't matter in the end.

Kobe showed everyone why he is the best player in the NBA last night, and LeBron James needs to understand that when the going gets tough, the great ones get going.

Bryant found a way to get himself involved in the game through rebounding (15 rebounds in the game), hustling, and leading his team to victory.

Let's flash back to Game Five for a moment.

Kobe had just finished with 38 point in a losing effort, and his team was one game away from LOSING the NBA Finals to the Boston Celtics for the second time in three years.

There wasn't a post-game interview full of "I spoil the fans with ...

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