Kobe Bryant is a basketball maniac. We all know this. He gets inspiration from just about everywhere. And while the following bit seems very unusual, I was not surprised one bit about this.
In an interview with the New York Times, Kobe Bryant (along with Arianna Huffington) talked about a myriad of topics including being clutch, sleep, meditation, and even the sensitive Colorado episode. At the end of the piece, he talked about where he drew inspiration when it came to his jumper:
When you watch me shoot my fadeaway jumper, you’ll notice my leg is always extended. I had problems making that shot in the past. It’s tough. So one day I’m watching the Discovery Channel and see a cheetah hunting. When the cheetah runs, its tail always gives it balance, even if it’s cutting a sharp angle. And that’s when I was like: My leg could be the tail, right?
He ended the piece with, “Inspiration surrounds us.” That’s phenomenal where he can just find ways from anywhere to make himself better.
Kobe is always looking to get better and better, which inspires ME personally to get better and better. Maybe I should watch the Discovery Channel and see which animal movements can help me get the ladies.
But seriously, Kobe Bryant, you are a maniac.
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