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VIDEO: Candace Parker Working Out With Kobe Bryant is Peak Mamba Mentality

12up logo 12up 9/11/2018 Sasha Graddick
a blurry image of a person: Bryant and Parker in the gym © Image by Sasha Graddick Bryant and Parker in the gym

If you want to be the best, you have to train with the best. After a disappointing end to her season, Candace Parker is already getting back to work. The Los Angeles Sparks power forward was ​spotted training with LA Lakers basketball legend ​Kobe Bryant

​​Parker was dominant throughout the season as she averaged 17.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. The Sparks would land as the No. 6 in the playoffs after a 19-15 finish. The team would go on to defeat their rivals, the Minnesota Lynx, but fall to the Washington Mystics in the second round. 

Mamba Mentality has become a widely used term among basketball players, given Bryant's stature on the court during his playing days and the mental edge he often displayed.

The Black Mamba has been more open to being a ​mentor to other players since his retirement in April 2016. Bryant has also worked out with Jayson Tatum of the Celtics and Kyle Kuzma of the Lakers. 

After training with Kobe, Parker's Mamba Mentality is activated, and there's no stopping her from lighting up the WNBA next season. 

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