The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. 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. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.
Genre: Sports & Recreation, Editor: MCD, Pages: 208 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780374719159


The author of Home Run Heroes provides an illustrated biography of this famous starting forward for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Lerner Publications, Pages: 48 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0761318003


Introduces the life and accomplishments of basketball guard Kobe Bryant, whose high scoring game helped bring the Los Angeles Lakers three straight world championships.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Lerner Publications, Pages: 36 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0822513005


A biography tracing the life and basketball career of All-Star guard, Kobe Bryant.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Capstone, Pages: 48 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0736810528


The #1 sports series for kids takes readers on the court and behind the scenes with beloved NBA icon Kobe Bryant in this inspiring biography. The son of Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, a former NBA player and star of various European teams, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could pick up a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. His basketball education was unique--a combination of lessons on basic fundamentals, one-on-one games against his dad, and observation and analysis of the world's best players. At age eighteen, Kobe was given the chance to prove his skills when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed that he had the talent and heart to make it in the pros. This biography traces Kobe's life from childhood to his part in the Lakers' 2000 NBA championship, giving readers a courtside seat to the greatest achievements of one of basketball's legends.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0316094056


The Hanshin Earthquake was the largest disaster to affect postwar Japan and one of the most destructive postwar natural disasters to strike a developed country. Although the media focused on the disaster's immediate effects, the long-term reconstruction efforts have gone largely unexplored. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, David Edgington records the first ten years of reconstruction and recovery and asks whether planners successfully exploited opportunities to make a more sustainable and disaster-proof city. This book is an intricate investigation of one of the largest redevelopment projects in recent memory.
Genre: Social Science, Editor: UBC Press, Pages: 328 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780774859417


Before retiring in 2016, Kobe Bryant played his entire twenty-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers and led the team to five NBA Championship victories. This absorbing biography offers a nuanced look at the life of Kobe Bryant. Readers will gain an insight into Bryant's childhood, his early years as a professional basketball player, and the various controversies surrounding his ??personal life.
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction, Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC, Pages: 112 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781420507300


Around the world, fans know Kobe Bryant is one of the best players in basketball. Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe has become one of the sport's biggest stars. In fact, he has joined basketball legends like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, and Magic Johnson as one of the best players to ever shoot hoops. Not many players can say they've done as much for their sport as Kobe Bryant. Find out how Kobe became the superstar we know today. Discover how he came to love basketball and how his favorite players inspired him to become better at the game. Learn how Kobe went from playing basketball in high school to become one of basketball's biggest names!
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 48 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781422287989


The #1 sports series for kids takes readers on the court and behind the scenes with beloved NBA icon Kobe Bryant in this inspiring biography. As the son of Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, a former NBA player and star of various European teams, Kobe spent his childhood watching professional basketball. From the moment he could pick up a ball, he was learning to dribble and shoot. His basketball education was unique -- a combination of lessons on basic fundamentals, one-on-one games against his dad, and observation and analysis of the world's best players. At age eighteen, Kobe was given the chance to prove his skills when he was drafted into the NBA. Fresh out of high school, Kobe showed that he had the talent and heart to make it in the pros -- and the rest is history. This biography gives readers a courtside seat to the achievements of one of basketball's greatest legends as it traces Kobe's life from childhood to his five NBA championships to his successful career outside of the game to his tragic death and lasting legacy.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Pages: 192 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780316667128


"A compelling origin story of a time that really wasn’t so long ago but through the lens of tragedy feels like forever. Kobe-ologists will devour this book, reveling in the anecdotes about his intensity & the engaging game recaps." —Associated Press “Every superhero needs an origin story.” –Jeff Pearlman The inside look at one of the most captivating and consequential figures in our culture—with never-before-heard interviews. Kobe Bryant’s death in January 2020 did more than rattle the worlds of sports and celebrity. The tragedy of that helicopter crash, which also took the life of his daughter Gianna, unveiled the full breadth and depth of his influence on our culture, and by tracing and telling the oft-forgotten and lesser-known story of his early life, The Rise promises to provide an insight into Kobe that no other analysis has. In The Rise, readers will travel from the neighborhood streets of Southwest Philadelphia—where Kobe’s father, Joe, became a local basketball standout—to the Bryant family’s isolation in Italy, where Kobe spent his formative years, to the leafy suburbs of Lower Merion, where Kobe’s legend was born. The story will trace his career and life at Lower Merion—he led the Aces to the 1995-96 Pennsylvania state championship, a dramatic underdog run for a team with just one star player—and the run-up to the 1996 NBA draft, where Kobe’s dream of playing pro basketball culminated in his acquisition by the Los Angeles Lakers. In researching and writing The Rise, Mike Sielski had a terrific advantage over other writers who have attempted to chronicle Kobe’s life: access to a series of never-before-released interviews with him during his senior season and early days in the NBA. For a quarter century, these tapes and transcripts preserved Kobe’s thoughts, dreams, and goals from his teenage years, and they contained insights into and told stories about him that have never been revealed before. This is more than a basketball book. This is an exploration of the identity and making of an icon and the effect of his development on those around him—the essence of the man before he truly became a man.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: St. Martin's Press, Pages: 352 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781250275738