Kobe Bryant was a fierce competitor. He was never satisfied. His drive and greatness helped him win five NBA titles.
Former Laker Lamar Odom, who won two NBA titles with Bryant, discussed Kobe’s competitive spirit with The Vertical:
“No one was close to Kobe for me, his competitive spirit. I mean, D-Wade and Chris Paul … Chris Paul is second with his competitive drive, but Kobe Bryant, man, in the morning, man,” Odom told The Vertical. “He taught me to really finish off. To finish. Finish everything. I already had the Heat mantra instilled in me, lifting weights every day, which I started that season in Miami. I was cool with that, being around Kobe. You want to be strong, defend your spot and your territory when you play with Kobe.”
According to The Vertical, plans are being discussed for Odom to sign a contract to retire as a Laker in training camp.
Odom, 37, is reportedly sober and working on a few projects.