Who’s Ready to Fill Up the Tank and Put the Work In?

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Kobe Bryant, seven days ago: “The idea of me having no patience is misunderstood. I don’t have patience when we’re not putting the work in, if I see that we’re not doing our job as professionals. If that’s happening, I’ll let my team know about it. But this is not that kind of group. We work. These guys want to get better every day. They’re there early working, they’re there late working.”

Kobe Bryant, today:

Message sent. Patience lasts only as long as the work does.

Uncle Vino’s not happy.

Now it’s time to ask, who will respond? Who will run and hide? Who’s ready to put this in the past and go win championships?

I love the Lakers.


(HT: SB Nation, Arash)

Filed Under: NBA, Loa Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant, Mamba Mentality, The Kobe System, Uncle Vino

Andrew Sharp is a staff editor at Grantland.

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