Kobe Bryant was no stranger to success. In every aspect of his basketball career, business enterprises, and family life, Bryant excelled. By the end of his NBA career Kobe had won five NBA championships, 18 All Star appearances and forever posterized himself in Lakers’ history.
With the curtains closing on his basketball career in 2016, Kobe turned his energy towards his family life. The basketball star was significantly involved in his daughters’ basketball journey. He was the coach of daughter Gigi’s basketball team and acted as a mentor for the other young women on the team.
On the business side of things, Kobe also found success. He was an early investor in sports drink Body Armor, having a 10% stake in 2014. His Nike partnership remains a success, with his shoes being some of the hottest on the sneaker market. Bryant has also began a media company called Granity Studios, which produced his Oscar-winning animated short Dear Basketball.
So how did the basketball legend thrive in so many aspects of his life and career? A huge contributing factor for Bryant was his dedication to sleep and meditation.
“I came to the realization that maybe the fact your sleeping 2-3 hours a night is why your playing like that,” Bryant said in a video with Thrive Global as he reflected on a period in which his basketball play was lacking.
Bryant says he meditates ten minutes a day, a tool he picked up from former coach Phil Jackson. Jackson was also the coach of Michael Jordan during the hall-of-famer’s legendary Bulls Championship run.
Watch the full video regarding sleep and meditation with Kobe Bryant below.