DeMar DeRozan to Implement Vital Kobe Bryant Strategy Ahead of NBA 2022-23 Following Loss to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks

Published 05/02/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

The Chicago Bulls looked promising the entire season. However, they crashed out of the NBA playoffs during the first round of the playoffs against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Interestingly enough, Bulls leader DeMar DeRozan plans a Kobe Bryant-style workout during the summer.

Talking about his plans for his summer, DeMar revealed his plans of putting himself and his teammates through a hellish workout routine. Interestingly enough, he picked this up from Kobe and plans to pass it down to his teammates and Patrick Williams in particular.

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DeMar DeRozan reveals Kobe Bryant style workout for the team

Kobe Bryant and his influence on basketball are unmatched. There are various stars in the NBA who are inspired by The Mamba and his work ethic.

Interestingly enough, DeMar DeRozan of the Chicago Bulls is looking to implement Kobe’s strategy. In order to come back stronger for the 2022-23 season, DeMar is using Kobe’s workout routine.

Furthermore, he has used this strategy in the past. The Bulls star revealed he used this workout regime himself during the offseason, which helped him become one of the best players this season.

LOS ANGELES, CA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – Lakers guard Kobe Bryant listens as the National Anthem is sung by Jeffey Osborne at the season opener against the Rockets at Staples Center. (Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

DeMar said, “I plan on having a lot of guys (Bulls teammates) come to LA for sure. Work with me, put ’em through a lot of the hell I put myself through in the offseason.”

When asked about his inspiration, he said, “I got it from Kobe. Early in my career, without a doubt, I got it all from Kobe. So some of that, I’m definitely going to share with most of my teammates without a doubt.”

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He further revealed how he was making Patrick Williams his protégé during the workouts. The youngster averaged 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.9 assists this season. Safe to say, Kobe Bryant and his workout routine will work wonders for the 20-year-old.

Feb 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) dribbles the ball against Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (9) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Interestingly enough, when reporters asked DeMar about details regarding the workout routines, he refrained from divulging any details.

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Furthermore, he joked about how his teammates will let the world know about the rigorous routine they went through during the offseason. Moreover, DeRozan is hell-bent on improving his team for the next season through the Kobe Bryant workouts.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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