The Hunger: Kobe Bryant Plans to Bring the Los Angeles Lakers Another Title

November 9th, 2010 by Daniel Yi Leave a reply »
You’ve won a title. Now you’ve defended it. What motivation can you have to contend for a third ring?

“I don’t really need any outside motivation to get me going. I’m just wired that way. I’m here. I’m here to win, I’m here to focus and do my job. That’s what I’m going to do.”—Kobe Bryant

Since the alleged rape case in Colorado, Bryant has had a way of dealing with the media. He’s not the crowd pleaser like LeBron. You can tell he hates going to those damn meetings.

Suddenly his legs feel heavy as he drags himself to that press conference. His lips feel lethargic, and his words embody brevity. It’s a waste of his time. He’d rather spend that extra hour practicing his shots, or conditioning that knee.

In the craziness of all that’s been going on this summer, Bryant had nothing to say about the superpower in Miami, Shaq going to Boston or even to being ranked as the second best shooting guard after Wade. Frankly, his pep talk about not needing motivation doesn’t really say much about what he really feels inside.

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