Kobe Bryant’s book, ‘The Mamba Mentality,’ to release Oct. 23

Former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant speaks during a halftime ceremony retiring both of his jerseys. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will release his book, The Mamba Mentality: How I Play, on Oct. 23.

According to language about the forthcoming novel, this will be “a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time” and will allow readers to take a peak into Bryant’s life after his retirement from basketball in 2016.

Additionally, promotion of the novel promises “to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary ‘Mamba Mentality.'”

The book will come with a selection of photographs from official Los Angeles Lakers photographer Andrew D. Bernstein and include an introduction from Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, who manned the sidelines in all five of Bryant’s championships.

Ever since retiring from basketball, Bryant has kept himself busy, working in conjunction with ESPN to produce his “DETAIL” video series where he breaks down current players and even winning an Oscar for a short film he did based off the retirement letter he penned, “Dear Basketball.”

Before retiring, Bryant was an 18-time NBA All-Star, was named to the All-NBA First Team 11 times, was an NBA MVP in 2008 and was named Finals MVP twice to go along with five NBA titles.

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