Another Tribute to Kobe Bryant–Play The Game, Not the Man


“There’s 30 seconds on the shot clock; your team mates are covered except for you. People are out of their seats, cheering from the stands, and you are separated from the basket by one man. The ball is now in your hands, what do you do? Sometimes we get so caught up with the person in front of us, that we lose site of our goal, which is behind the person. However, its people like Kobe Bryant that reminds us that our eyes should be fixated not on the person but the goal above our heads.”

I just heard the news that my favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant, became the 3rd all-time leading scorer in NBA history–surpassing the great Micheal Jordan. It is great feats like this that have inspired me to look beyond my opponents and go after my goals in life. So inspired by his abilities–to stun the world by making the impossible look easy–that I actually wrote a post about him (my first post on the WORLD WIDE WEB!).

Watching him weave through 3 guys for a dunk, or making an incredible shot from outside the 3 pt arch with 10 seconds on the shot clock has taught me to never be distracted by the person in-front of you–don’t even look into his eyes. Kobe Bryant is one of those few players that rarely goes toe-to-toe with an obstacle or a player; nonetheless fights or calls out his opponents. He always fixates his eyes to the goal and not the person in front of him. If we all can do that, then we all can accomplish our goals and appreciate life a little more–hating our opponents or letting obstacles keep us away from our goal is not how you play the game. Play the game of Life!

   “Thank you Kobe for inspiring me. And congratulations on your latest victory. I am once again glad to see you back on the court–showing the world that an Achilles heel won’t keep you down from playing the game!” –Prince Sefa-Boakye

To read my first post click on the link below.

Play the Game –Not The Man

To read Kobe’s letter on this monumental feat, click on the link below

The Players’ Tribune: Zero by Kobe Bryant

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