Colin Cowherd: “Sometimes the NBA feels like a genetics league. NBA guys are 6’7” and 6’8” and they can jump and dunk… But Kobe was very relatable. There are 50 guys in the NBA right now who are just as athletic as Kobe, but what really connected to me was ‘Mamba Mentality’. No one is allowed to give themselves a nickname and have it stick, but Kobe did and it stuck. What ‘Mamba mentality’ was telling you was that even though he was a Laker, and even though he was a celebrity, and even though he had a net worth over $300 million, the ‘Mamba Mentality’ was telling you that it’s about THE WORK. When guys give themselves nicknames it’s often about themselves, but really it was about what Kobe gave us. These markers, these moments, and THE WORK. It hurts, it should, no reason to explain it.” (Full Video Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd eulogize the passing of the late great Kobe Bryant, as one of the most famous athletes on earth lost his life in a helicopter crash that quickly became one of the darkest days in sports history.
Check out the video above as Colin details the imperfect yet impeccable legacy of one of the world’s great trailblazers.