By Jenner Anderson
Most every sports fan knows who Kobe Bryant is, especially if you live around Sacramento. Not many people around here particularly like his cocky demeanor, his arrogant persona, or even his scoring approach to the game. What one has to admit though, is that the guy has an unprecedented desire to win and has an unmatched work ethic.
Over the past two seasons Kobe has suffered two different season ending injuries. Many questioned whether or not Kobe would be able to play the game of basketball again. However, Bryant has worked and trained harder than ever before in order to return back to full form. In fact, over the summer while vacationing in Brazil during the World Cup, Kobe stated that he was “100 percent.”
But how much can 100 percent be if you have just had to overcome two devastating injuries? If recent reports are any indication, 100 percent is not bad; reporters who looked on as Kobe played five-on-five reported that Kobe looked “really good.”
If this is true, not only is it a testament to Bryant’s skill and ability, but also to his desire to return to the court as good as he has ever been. He has trained very hard to get back to the game. Now we just have to wait and see just how good #24 is as basketball season approaches.