The comments by fellow professionals show the length you must go to if you want to be the best and you want to achieve greatness. 

The comparisons with the great Michael Jordan are, a credit to the hard work and dedication which Kobe Bryant has put in throughout his long and distinguished career.

Now, I'm not saying that we can all be Kobe Bryant, whose natural ability took him so far, but dedication and desire to be the best did the rest. I'm saying that if everyone did one thing per day, slightly better than they did it the day before, they would be in a much better place to achieve their "greatness."

Summed up perfectly by Michael Jordan himself...."I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come."