Pinpointing What Has Made Kobe Bryant so Efficient at Age 34

December 18th, 2012 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
Kobe Bryant is an enigma wrapped in a conundrum-wrapped parable.

Get what I'm saying? I didn't think so.

And that's the point.

Bryant has defied everything we know about age, about basketball and about the ability evolve as a player and person. Simply put, the Black Mamba goes against everything we thought we knew.

At 34, most NBA players would be pining for the day they get to ride off into the California sunset, not generating MVP chatter. For the 34-year-old Kobe, however, this has been a time for, well, both.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, though Bryant's competitive drive remains unrelenting, he's never been more cognizant that the end is near:

The possibility of retiring when his contract expires in 2014 still looms large in his mind. He's weary of the toll that his rigorous workout regimens take on him. It isn't the winters that wear him out, but the summers.

"It's a lot, a lot of work," Bryant said. "My competitive spirit comes from like every little inch, your body is slowing down, the younger guys are passing you up. It really keeps me on edge."

Bryant's self-impo ...

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