Kobe announces release details for his upcoming book.
Since retiring from the NBA, Kobe Bryant has stayed extremely busy off the court.
Whether it be winning Sports Emmys and Oscars, or surprising fans on The View and raising his three daughters, Kobe has certainly kept himself occupied in a number of different ways. Additionally, the five-time NBA champion has also been working on a book titled, "The Mamba Mentality: How I Play," which is set to release this Fall.
According to a tweet from Kobe, the book will showcase how he approached the process and the craft, along with over 200 photos by Andrew D. Bernstein, as well as intros by his former teammate Pau Gasol and former coach Phil Jackson.
Via MCD Books:
"Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the official photographer for the Lakers and the NBA, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a singular twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer."
"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."