Kobe Bryant’s A.B.C. Reads “Always Be Closing”

May 29th, 2010 by Ahaviah Bessemer Leave a reply »
"A-B-C: A-always, B-be, C-closing. Always be closing! Always be closing! You think they came in to get out of the rain? A guy doesn't walk on the lot unless he wants to buy. Sitting out there waiting to give you their money! Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?"                  — Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross

(a clip that Lakers coach Phil Jackson is reported to show his team before every close-out game.)

At the beginning of the post-season some analysts were questioning Kobe Bryant's ability to keep up his intensity at the ripe of NBA age of 31.

In the words of the normally circumspect Charles Barkley (yes, that was an attempt at sarcasm): "Those days of scoring 30-40 points every night are O-V-E-R."

Thank you, Your Loudness.

Now put down that Five-Buck-Box for a second and go call your mother. She'll set you straight.

Not that anyone should take him seriously.

Like lottery games, Barkley and his predictions are "for entertainment purposes only." But one month after this "historic ...

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