Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has been working his way through the offseason. The King has been working hard to prepare for what many hope will be a return for him and the rest of the team.
LeBron recently shared a short clip of himself in his post-workout state. James is sweating profusely after what appears to be an intense session. Just before the video ended, the Lakers talisman quickly paid tribute to none other than the late, great Kobe Bryant:
LeBron’s latest Instagram story 👀🐍 pic.twitter.com/2IxZ1bI4ZR
— Lakers Every Day All Day (@LADEig) August 1, 2022
Kobe’s name and jersey numbers were emblazoned throughout the gym LeBron trained in, and it’s clear he channeled a bit of the mamba mentality in his most recent training session. Bryant’s work ethic was second to none and James can only hope to live up to the Lakers legend’s high standards.
Another thing you can’t fault Kobe for is his loyalty to the Lakers. He stayed with the team through many ups and downs. That included no fewer than five championships, as well as a handful of seasons as a very disappointing lottery team.
LeBron James himself has had his fair share of ups and downs with Purple & Gold in the four years he’s been with the franchise. The 18-time All-Star led LA to its first title of the post-Kobe Bryant era in 2020, but two disastrous seasons had passed since then. Like Kobe, LeBron is now trying to recover from adversity and is clearly working towards his goals.