Draymond Green Reveals How Kobe Bryant’s Pre-Game Workout Inspired Him

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Draymond Green Reveals How Kobe Bryant’s Pre-Game Workout Inspired Him


We are nearing the anniversary of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death. Bryant and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people on board the helicopter that crashed and left no survivors in Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

With Kobe now being gone for almost a whole year, many current and former stars are sharing their personal Kobe Bryant with the public, in order to honor his legacy.

Draymond Green for example, found inspiration in Kobe’s pre-game ritual and his work ethic. During an online press conference, Green talked about Bryant, and how watching said pre-game ritual helped inspire his own work ethic as a young NBA player.


“When I came into the NBA, I was star struck by two guys and one was Kobe and the other one was Grant Hill. The thing that stood out most to me about playing Kobe the first time was his pregame warm-up.

I finished my pregame warm-up early and you know as a rookie you get there like 3:30, 3:45 for a 7:30 game. As soon as I finished my warm-up he was coming on the floor, which kind of threw me off like, ‘Why is he working out at four o’clock when it’s a 7:30 game?’

I sat there, and I watched his entire work and I ended up realizing why he worked out so long. He worked out for like 40 minutes and I sat there and watched the entire workout, and by the time I finished watching his workout, I had like missed my lift and my treatment time.

I had missed everything and I think for me personally that was just a moment like in my life where I was like ‘Yo like I’m sitting here watching Kobe,’ nothing else really mattered to me at that point.”


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