"To go from that legal type of setting to the basketball court in one day requires amazing concentration," Lakers forward Rick Fox says. "And Kobe is not only doing it, but he's growing as a player at the same time—if that's possible."
Back when Kobe was fighting against a charge of felony sexual assault in 2003, at the time of the report by Sports Illustrated, Kobe averaged 25.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.5 assists since the All-Stars break, each number pushing the limits of his career marks.
It's not just the hours of consistent practice he put in. His greatest attribute (?) is an almost sociopathic focus that also alienates his teammates and may be the cause of his rift with O'Neal.
Like what Rick Fox said, Kobe's ability to tune in and out and between 2 very different environments like the Court of Justice and the basketball court is forcing him too deep into living in his own self-made world.
Actually it is a very familiar thing to some of us. Have you, in the midst of doing a top-priority task, got frustrated and shouted, "Don't disturb me!"? You may have the personality to find it easy to become self-absorbed and withdraw yourself into ignoring the kids, the kettle boiling etc.
Would you believe this 'amazing concentration' can be learned? This is what you do. Find a good quiet time and soundproof your room (close the windows and door)...all except for a rh...