People are so quick to hate on Kobe Bryant, because they think he's "arrogant", a"ball hog", "overrated", and the list goes on. While, some of these may be true, one thing you can't hate on is his game. What people don't understand is that Kobe put's in WORK. He's not the highest paid player in the NBA for no reason....he works for it.
Last night, during the anticipated Heat vs. Lakers game, Miami ultimately beat the Lakers 94-88. Kobe started off hot,but towards the end of the game, it all went downhill. Kobe was 6-18 in his jump shots.
After the game, while his teammates were packing getting ready to go back to L.A, Kobe stayed on the court for an extra 2 1/2 hours, perfecting his jump shot. Reporters and athletes watched Kobe while he practiced by himself on the court.
desmond_howard: This is Y I have so much admiration for Kobe as a professional athlete. http://yfrog.com/h3hdvyjj. His professional focus is unmatched
dannyhoyt: Love that Kobe stayed and shot for an hour after losing. AN HOUR. When the Heat
lose, they cry. When Kobe loses, he gets better. #Lakers
IraHeatBeat: Yes, Kobe Bryant, right now, more than 2 1/2 hours after the game, is shooting jumpers on the court, with media told building is closing.
Kobe Bryant still out on the court, shooting, more than a hour after the game. Even Erik Spoelstra came out to take a look. i have a whole new respect for him right about now
@WojYahooNBA: Kobe’s been going for over an hour now on AA Arena floor, covering every spot on the floor with jumpers. He’s out beyond 3-point line now.
When Kobe finished and was on his way to the weight room, reporters asked him, why the extra practice?
His reply “I had some things to work on.”