黑曼巴科比．布萊恩從 NBA 退役之後，決心分享他對比賽的豐富知識和理解，讓讀者透過他的「曼巴精神」一同回顧他的職業籃球旅程，並有機會傳授給年輕球員、鐵桿球迷和學生們如何以「正確的方式」進行比賽。此書將帶我們深入了解有史以來最聰明、極富分析性和創造力的籃球運動員的腦中乾坤。
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The first book from basketball superstar Kobe Bryant - a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time.
In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe ""The Black Mamba"" Bryant has decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary ""Mamba mentality."" Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it ""the right way,"" The Mamba Mentality is a deep dive inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever.
For the first time, and in his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career.
All of Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by award-winning photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016 - and hundreds of thousands in between.
The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality a unique look behind the curtain at the career of one of the most revered athletes of all time.