this is not another fitness blog. fitness is merely my lifestyle. it just happens to directly contribute to every bit of success i earn. this is my project. this is my life. this is the inspiration behind it.
Without a doubt one of my favorite times a year. The NBA playoffs bring completely different dynamic and intensity to the game of basketball. Excitement and drama at its best.
I'm still all for the Lakers even with Kobe out with the Achilles. But over all, this is about basketball. No individual team. I LOVE basketball.
My thoughts and prayers go out to any and every person that was or could have been injured in these recent explosions during the Boston marathon today. It is really sad that people can't even enjoy going on a run without the risk of unexpected danger and terror. So far, the Boston police dept. have confirmed 23 injuries and 2 deaths. Exercise should be joyous. Bottom line.
When Kobe suffered that torn achilles the other night, my heart skipped a beat. Not only am I a Kobe fanatic, but a life long lover of the game of basketball. And if I consider myself an obsessed fan... what does that make Kobe? After 17 years of playing basketball as a professional, over 50,000 minutes recorded on the court, 5 world championships, several scoring titles an MVP, countless broken records and still little to no satisfaction in his accomplishments.. I can only imagine how he felt to go down with a season ending injury 2 games out from the start of the post season. I watched his post game interview dozens of times. His blood shot eyes filled with disbelief, sorrow and rage. Disappointment to the highest degree. A certain disappointment that only comes through the purest of passions and love for his sport, his craft, his love, his LIFE.
I relate, especially because I share a similar passion, not necessarily for basketball, but for what I do. As Kobe says himself "I do what I do." And what we do defines us. It's really that simple. When you dedicate yourself to something that regularly, when you love something that purely, you become it. 34 years old or not, he'll be back and better then ever.
"To be the best you have to win... and that's what drives me." -Kobe Bryant
Thoughts and prayers go out to one of my all time biggest motivations and inspirations, Kobe Bryant. Achilles injuries are extremely difficult to recover from.
However, if anyone is capable of beating the odds it's KOBE, "old" or not. His burning desire and will to win lights a fire under my ass like none other. Never quit. Never give up. Never stop. Regardless the situation... Family problems, financial struggles, medical issues or relationship difficulties. Never stop. This is from the heart. Thanks for reminding me of this everyday.
Kobe Bryant. G.O.A.T.