As Kobe Bryant embarks on the final stretch of his legendary NBA career, here’s a column I wrote in March 2007, providing perspective from Kobe, during a brilliant stretch of his career, and from his father, Joe, then the Tokyo Apache coach.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2007/03/28/basketball/bj-league/dad-says-conditioning-key-for-kobe/#.VmATj3nouUn