Rekha Joly is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She earned a triple major in English, Journalism, and Psychology from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore. She has published many articles on a variety of topics for sites like LiveWire, The Armchair Journal, and The Student Outpost. She learned a great deal about discipline by being a state-level swimmer. Owing to his mindset, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant remains her favorite player.