“We spoke a couple of days ago,” Bryant said of Rodriguez, whom he befriended on the set of a commercial a few years ago. “You can only control what you can control. You go out there and do the best job you can. If they take you out of the lineup, it’s really on you to be a good teammate and support the other guys, which he’s good about doing.” … I just say to him, ‘You’re Alex Rodriguez. You’re A-Rod. You’re one of the best to ever do it,’” Bryant said. “I think sometimes he kind of forgets that and wants to try to do the right thing all the time. Which is the right team attitude to have. But other times you really have to put your head down and say, ‘Hell with it’ and just do your thing.”
That's some pretty interesting advice. I wonder if this is what Kobe says to himself and how he stays so distant and cool. I wonder if A-Rod was encourage by Kobe's words, and if he will take the advice given.
One thing we do know, A-Rod has been benched for game four of the ALCS.
He'll need those words of encouragement now more than ever.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,