Who can ever forget the life story of Dan E. “Rudy” Ruettiger portrayed by Sean Astin in the film appropriately titled “Rudy.” That film has been and will be a huge inspiration to any and all of us who ever faced adversary and nearly insurmountable odds and showed that with hard work, dedication and perseverance that even the most far off dreams can be achieved. Kobe as this article talks about is also a huge fan and says the film changed his life and he has watched it over 100 times.
Here is a movie quote when one of Rudy’s mentor’s Fortune is talking to Rudy as he is thinking about quitting everything:
“You’re 5 foot nothin’, 100 and nothin’, and you have barely a speck of athletic ability. And you hung in there with the best college football players in the land for 2 years. And you’re gonna walk outta here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame. In this life, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody but yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen. Now go on back.”