Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has always carried his signature ‘Mamba Mentality’ and he put it on display in his comments regarding the Houston Astros cheating scandal regarding sign stealing. Bryant spoke to Reuters in a recent column.
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Here is what he said as someone who has consistently been championed for his uncanny work ethic as a player in the NBA:
“As a competitive person, the thing that I do is look forward.”
The Dodgers and Lakers have and always be intertwined despite being two very separate entities. Kobe Bryant has been seen at countless Dodger games. Magic Johnson is the figurehead owner of the Dodgers. Kobe also weighed in with some more truth:
“You can’t change things that were, you can’t change the outcome. What you can do is control what you can control, which is your performance, how well you hit the ball, how well you pitch the ball, how well you defend. I think it’s important to focus on that and try to bring a World Series back to Los Angeles.”
He might not be wrong. It is important to keep the focus on the future and the present as opposed to the past. The past is the part of life that we cannot change and the Dodgers will never be able to once again have their impact on the 2017 World Series.
Bryant believes the scandal could prove to be a diversion:
“You’ve got to look ahead and focus on the upcoming season,” he said. “Focus on trying to get a championship back here because if you don’t, it’s just going to divert energy away from trying to accomplish that goal. If something from the past is weighing you down so much, it deters the energy of moving forward and accomplishing that ultimate goal.”
What do you think, Dodgers fans? Will the Dodgers’ energy be in the wrong place come the 2020 season?