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Kobe Bryant's Unfair Advantages & Downsides of Success (Part 3) | Anatomy of Excellence | #003

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This is part 3 of of the 3 part series studying the keys to Kobe Bryant's success on the basketball court. In this episode we dive into the unfair advantages Kobe had while growing up. What uncontrollable forces shaped who he became as an athlete? We also explore what the downside to his success was. The episode is broken down into the following sections:

0:00 Intro

1:20 Genetics

5:10 Joe Bryant

14:35 Room to Grow

22:00 Pam Bryant

25:00 Italia

30:30 Luck and Timing

32:30 The Cautionary Tale

33:30 A Man Misunderstood

38:00 Overshadowing Teammates

42:50 Distance from Family and Friends

45:20 Championships

47:55 Physical Deterioration

54:18 Thank you!


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Resources - Books

- The Mamba Mentality: How I Play - https://amzn.to/3UUzPO2

- Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant - https://amzn.to/3UFYK6s

- The Rise: Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality - https://amzn.to/44H8TVm

- A More Beautiful Question - https://amzn.to/3UY4vxC

- The Genius of Athletes - https://amzn.to/4ah7llS

- The 4 Disciplines of Execution - https://amzn.to/4ahjeZ1

- The Mindful Athlete - https://amzn.to/4ajlDCL


Resources - YouTube


Resources - Movies

- Kobe Bryant's Muse

- Kobe Doin' Work


Resources - Podcasts

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