If you are a fan of basketball, then you are aware that Kobe Bryant is one of the best players to ever play the game.
Now for all his greatness, for all his accomplishments, the most impressive thing Kobe Bryant ever did, and this includes winning the Oscar, is not flinching when Matt Barnes ball-faked at him. This is Kobe Doesn’t Flinch.
The year is 2010, and the Orlando Magic are facing off against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Magic have a forward by the name of Matt Barnes who is known as this sort of tough guy. A scoundrel. A no-good-knick. He was known to like get into it with opponents.
Kobe Bryant, a crazy person and hot head in his own right, doesn’t really back down from anybody. So it makes perfect sense that Kobe and Barnes would end up jarring at each other during thing matchup.
They are talking they’re trash, they are getting physical. This brings us to one of the most impressive moments I’ve ever witnessed. Matt Barnes is out of bounds, inbounding the ball, and Kobe Bryant is standing directly in front of him playing defense.
Then Matt Barnes does that classic thing, that every bully has ever done. Where you fake to throw the ball. You know the ol’ ball fake to face?
And then you’ll never guess what happens…NOTHING.
Kobe Doesn’t Flinch
Kobe Bryant doesn’t even flinch, he doesn’t even blink. How is that even possible? Forget talented basketball player, how does a human being not flinch at that? You know how many layers of psychological craziness there must be to do that. Like Kobe Bryant has to be a sociopath right? No human being would respond that way.
Because there isn’t a single another person on the planet that would have done that or could have done that.
How do you get to the point of training yourself to be that confident and that self-assured that the threat of imminent certain danger causes no reaction?
Do you realize how crazy you have to be?