Written by Rowena Eva
I recently had a chance to see Kobe play in Los Angeles. It was a dream come true, and I was very happy to see him on the court before he retires. I have looked up to him ever since I was a kid, even making me play the sport.
Being a Kobe fan all these years taught me to never give up on what I want to achieve in life, work hard everyday, and become a true leader. Many basketball players look up to him, and I see Kobe as someone very talented. Winning 5 NBA championships makes him one of the greatest players ever.
Having a successful role model encourages people to achieve their goals. For example, in college, I was inspired to study hard in order to graduate and have a better future for myself. Seeing people like him – plus support from family and friends – motivates us to pursue our dreams and make them into careers.