I'm just going to keep posting these stories as them come, so if it's too much I apologize. Gold tweeted this clip of The Corp with footage of the practice I mentioned it the title.
The story behind the practice is incredible. You may remember the reporting of it back in the day, which I posted below, but the video below that is even better. It's the unedited six minute version of the entire thing. At 1:10 Kobe picks up his guy at half court, picks him, then loses his mind when the ref didn't call the back court violation fast enough. Keep in mind, this is a practice, presumably during the regular season. After that reporters interviewed Swaggy P who was visibly shaken. They also talked to Byron Scott who looked like he had seen a ghost.
Here are the clips:
If all of us can bring one on hundredth of the intensity he had in that practice to our everyday lives we'll all be okay. Again, I could post a thousand of these types of videos and I want to, so I'm going to try and pick my spots. I just still can't believe it's real.
For good measure here's one more of my favorite clips. It's when a young Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe to a game of one-on-one during a team USA practice.
"You think I won't be able to dribble?"
"It's going to be tough."