Sports Kobe doesn't want basketball to be the best thing he's ever done

18:54  07 november  2017
18:54  07 november  2017 Source:   theScore

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Five NBA championships, an MVP award, 18 All-Star nods, and one of the most decorated and legendary basketball careers ever isn' t good enough for Kobe "Fast forward 20 years from now: If basketball is the best thing I’ve done in my life, then I’ve failed," Bryant said to Complex News.

When all is said and done , Lebron will have topped Jordan and undoubtedly Kobe and will be The best and greatest player ever to play the game of basketball . And the thing is , he could easily score 40+ a game if he wanted to. But he understands the fundamentals of the game.

Kobe Bryant in a yellow shirt © Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images

Five NBA championships, an MVP award, 18 All-Star nods, and one of the most decorated and legendary basketball careers ever isn't good enough for Kobe Bryant.

The Los Angeles Lakers legend is only 39 years old, and having stepped away from the game he holds so near and dear, Bryant should have a long life ahead of him to accomplish much more. His desire to be great won't allow his life to be defined by his playing days, as he wants his future to be as successful, if not more so, than his past.

"Fast forward 20 years from now: If basketball is the best thing I’ve done in my life, then I’ve failed," Bryant said to Complex News. "It’s a very simple mission, very simple quest, very simple goal. These next 20 years need to be better than the previous 20. It’s as simple as that and that is what drives me.”

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Hunter has directed other commercials and music videos since, but to this day, he calls it the best thing he ' s ever done . The feedback that meant a lot to me was from Kobe Bryant.

" Kobe is the best basketball player in the world." " He ' s my hero." - Shaq. Kobe has a fire in his eyes like he wants to be the best ," said Jamal Crawford. He did it in a half. It takes a tough player who works really hard. I think he ' s one of the best ever ."

With all his outside ventures and investments, which includes Kobe Studios and venture capital firm called Bryant-Stibel, "The Black Mamba" has several projects occupying his time. It all amounts to a new chapter in his life that Bryant wants to keep separate from what he did as an athlete.

"My challenge is letting go of what was and focus on building what is to come and that is very, very hard," Bryant added. "Twenty years a career. Legacy. Kobe Bryant. Things of that nature, the easy thing would be to build upon that still.

"The hard thing to do is to let that go, right, and now focus on building a studio, focus on building a content company, from books to films and everything in between. Focus on what is ahead and it takes a lot of bravery to be able to do that because what if that falls flat, then what? It is always easier to go with what is. But that ain’t what we do. We push forward and that is the biggest challenge ahead."

Bryant will have both his Nos. 8 and 24 retired Dec. 18 at Staples Center when the Lakers host the visiting Golden State Warriors.

- With h/t to Yahoo Sports

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Agent on LeBron's future: 'Most important thing is about winning' .
Rich Paul, LeBron James’ agent, made it clear during a recent interview that when it comes to his client’s future, the “most important thing is about winning.” Paul recently joined “The Herd” and weighed in on James’ free-agency future, interestingly adding that James’ “owes” it to the Cleveland Cavaliers to focus on the here and now and worry about what the future holds further on down the line. “For anywhere, not Los Angeles, not Miami, not Detroit, Milwaukee,” Paul said, via Pro Basketball Talk. “I think for LeBron, and for most athletes, the most important thing is about winning.“At his level, it should be. It should be about winning at his point in his career.

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