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Another great Kobe Bryant story from the Redeem Team documentary: "This motherf****r Kobe, yeah, he different'"

New footage from the Redeem Team documentary shows everyone was shocked when they saw Kobe Bryant's determination and work ethic
New footage from the Redeem Team documentary shows everyone was shocked when they saw Kobe Bryant's determination and work ethic

Kobe Bryant & Carlos Boozer

The new documentary about the Redeem Team is about to be released, and a few weeks ago, we saw the first clip in which Kobe Bryant went after his Los Angeles Lakers teammate Pau Gasol in a game against Spain. Kobe knew the exact play the Spanish team was about to run, so he went directly through Pau Gasol's chest to send a message and let him know their friendship wasn't relevant in a game for the gold medal.

Kobe's work ethic was unmatched

A new clip from the documentary was just published in which we could see Kobe setting up the tone for the training camp for the entire team. Their preparation was in Las Vegas, so naturally, most of the players used their time in Vegas to have fun but not Kobe, who came with a mission of getting ready for the Olympics in Beijing. 

"We come back to the hotel around 5, or 6 in the morning, and guess who is in the lobby on his way to the gym. "

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LeBron James and the rest of the crew knew right then, and there Kobe was built differently, and it's no coincidence he was the best player in the NBA at the time. 

This motherf****r Kobe was already drenched in sweat, and we was like, 'yeah, he different.'"

Kobe was the alpha dog on that squad

That moment resonated with the rest of the team because they changed their mindset and started getting up early, following Kobe's footsteps in getting ready and working on their bodies and game. 

"Next thing you know, it goes from just Kobe going to the gym at 5:30 in the morning to LeBron and D-Wade, and by the end of the week, the whole team was getting up every morning, and they were on Kobe's schedule."

Coach K said Kobe automatically became a team leader because everyone looked up to him, and even though all these great players surrounded him, there was no question he was the alpha dog on that team. 

"For Kobe, he was the best player but now LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, these guys were coming up, so how do you handle that, and how do you lead a team when you are the alpha dog."

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