Books created by Kobe Bryant’s content business skyrocketed in popularity in the days following the basketball legend’s death in a helicopter crash.
A trio of the books produced by Bryant’s Granity Studios will occupy the leading three spots on the Middle Grade Hardcover portion of The New York Times’ best-seller list for Feb.16 “Epoca: The Tree Of Ecrof” will be No. 1 on that list, followed by “Legacy And The Queen” and “The Wizenard: Training Camp.”
All 3 of the books were composed for children between the ages of 10 and14 Bryant, in an interview with The Associated Press in 2018, said his objective for the books was “to integrate education and motivation and build around the concepts of what kids go through when they are playing a sport.”
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Another of Bryant’s books, “The Mamba Mindset: How I Play” has actually likewise reached No. 1 on Amazon’s non-fiction sales charts this week. Bryant released that book in 2018, the exact same year that he won an Academy Award in the best animated short for his ode to the video game called “Dear Basketball.”
Granity in addition produces a podcast series called “The Punies,” tales about a boy who plays sports with friends. Bryant was also the developer and writer of the “Information” sports analysis series of programs on ESPN, and Granity has said it will continue as Bryant desired– “utilizing imaginative education to motivate individuals to be the finest versions of themselves.”
Bryant, his 13- year-old child Gianna and seven others were eliminated on Jan. 26 when the helicopter they were riding in crashed into a hill in Calabasas, California. The group was on its way to a basketball competition at Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.
Bryant played 20 seasons in the NBA, all with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five champions and being chosen as an All-Star 18 times.
More AP coverage of the life and death of Kobe Bryant: https://apnews.com/KobeBryant
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