Lakers’ trainer says Kobe ‘wasn’t the most talented guy out there’—here’s why he succeeded

If anyone knows Kobe Bryant well, it’s the guy who helped keep him in shape for two decades. Throughout his NBA career, which spanned 20 years and garnered five championship rings before he retired in 2016, Bryant worked alongside long-time Lakers head trainer Gary Vitti. “He was talented, but what if I told you he wasn’t the most talented guy out there?” I mean he’s a big guy, but he’s not that big. He was powerful, but he wasn’t that powerful.


If anyone knows Kobe Bryant well, it’s the guy who helped keep him in shape for two decades. Throughout his NBA career, which spanned 20 years and garnered five championship rings before he retired in 2016, Bryant worked alongside long-time Lakers head trainer Gary Vitti. “He was talented, but what if I told you he wasn’t the most talented guy out there?” I mean he’s a big guy, but he’s not that big. He was powerful, but he wasn’t that powerful.
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Lakers' trainer says Kobe 'wasn't the most talented guy out there'—here's why he succeeded

If anyone knows Kobe Bryant well, it’s the guy who helped keep him in shape for two decades.

Throughout his NBA career, which spanned 20 years and garnered five championship rings before he retired in 2016, Bryant worked alongside long-time Lakers head trainer Gary Vitti.

Vitti, who has also retired, joined podcast host and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein this week on an episode of Legends of Sport to discuss his upcoming book, “32 Years of Titles and Tears from the Best Seat in the House: What I Learned about Happiness, Greatness, Leadership and the Evolution of Sports Science.”

He writes quite a bit about Bryant in the book, specifically about where his success came from.

“He was talented, but what if I told you he wasn’t the most talented guy out there?” Vitti says on the podcast. “I’m telling you, and I’ve had them all, there’s nothing really special about Kobe. I mean he’s a big guy, but he’s not that big. He was quick, but he’s not that quick. He’s fast, he wasn’t that fast. He was powerful, but he wasn’t that powerful. I mean, there were other players that had more talent than he did, so what was there about him that more talented players had zero rings and he ended up with five?”


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The IRS revamps its ‘postcard-sized’ tax return, drafts a new one for 2019

That postcard-sized tax return is about to get a little longer. The Internal Revenue Service has posted a draft of a new individual income tax return for 2019, updating the shortened form it had rolled out just last year. This is the second overhaul of the 1040 form since a revamp of the tax code went into effect at the beginning of 2018. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Treasury and IRS released the new “postcard” version, replacing forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Though the form itself w


That postcard-sized tax return is about to get a little longer. The Internal Revenue Service has posted a draft of a new individual income tax return for 2019, updating the shortened form it had rolled out just last year. This is the second overhaul of the 1040 form since a revamp of the tax code went into effect at the beginning of 2018. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Treasury and IRS released the new “postcard” version, replacing forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Though the form itself w
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The IRS revamps its 'postcard-sized' tax return, drafts a new one for 2019

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) holds up an example of the ‘postcard-sized’ form he wants people to use when filing their taxes during a markup session of the proposed GOP tax reform legislation in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.

That postcard-sized tax return is about to get a little longer.

The Internal Revenue Service has posted a draft of a new individual income tax return for 2019, updating the shortened form it had rolled out just last year.

This is the second overhaul of the 1040 form since a revamp of the tax code went into effect at the beginning of 2018.

Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Treasury and IRS released the new “postcard” version, replacing forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.

Though the form itself wasn’t quite postcard-sized, it was indeed shorter. But this didn’t necessarily reduce paperwork.


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Edison didn’t invent them, but light bulbs have a fascinating 200-year history

For much of history, “most of the world lived in darkness from dusk until dawn. Light was very rare, light was very expensive,” said Jane Brox, author of the 2004 book, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light.” In 2018, the LED lighting market was worth almost $52 billion and is expected to reach over $112 billion by 2024. But 200 years before LEDs were a multibillion-dollar industry, and decades before Edison showed up, light bulbs were an idea just starting to enter the minds of curious


For much of history, “most of the world lived in darkness from dusk until dawn. Light was very rare, light was very expensive,” said Jane Brox, author of the 2004 book, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light.” In 2018, the LED lighting market was worth almost $52 billion and is expected to reach over $112 billion by 2024. But 200 years before LEDs were a multibillion-dollar industry, and decades before Edison showed up, light bulbs were an idea just starting to enter the minds of curious
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Edison didn't invent them, but light bulbs have a fascinating 200-year history

For much of history, “most of the world lived in darkness from dusk until dawn. Light was very rare, light was very expensive,” said Jane Brox, author of the 2004 book, “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light.”

So when electricity was discovered, says John Jenkins, President and CEO of the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, “It wasn’t surprising that … some individuals would start thinking about, well, how can we use this new continuous electricity to create light?”

Artificial light changed — and continues to change — the world. Now it’s all about light emitting diodes, or LEDs. In 2018, the LED lighting market was worth almost $52 billion and is expected to reach over $112 billion by 2024. But 200 years before LEDs were a multibillion-dollar industry, and decades before Edison showed up, light bulbs were an idea just starting to enter the minds of curious scientists.

Watch the video to find out more about the evolution of the light bulb.


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Why Facebook immortalized an illegal crosswalk with nine gray stripes at its headquarters

But to those who know, especially early Facebook employees, these stripes serve as a monument to the company’s original spirit of “move fast and break things.” The company operated out of 156 and 154 University Ave., but Facebook’s cafeteria sat a block away at 164 Hamilton Ave. The following day, there was suddenly a crosswalk connecting the alleyway and the Facebook cafeteria. A screenshot of a photo uploaded to the “Facebook Archivist” Facebook group of a crosswalk painted in Palo Alto in 200


But to those who know, especially early Facebook employees, these stripes serve as a monument to the company’s original spirit of “move fast and break things.” The company operated out of 156 and 154 University Ave., but Facebook’s cafeteria sat a block away at 164 Hamilton Ave. The following day, there was suddenly a crosswalk connecting the alleyway and the Facebook cafeteria. A screenshot of a photo uploaded to the “Facebook Archivist” Facebook group of a crosswalk painted in Palo Alto in 200
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Why Facebook immortalized an illegal crosswalk with nine gray stripes at its headquarters

In the middle of Facebook’s Menlo Park campus there’s an open courtyard with the word “Hack” written in enormous letters. This area is known as Hacker Square. Above “Hack” are nine large, thick, gray stripes. To the naked eye, the stripes are inconspicuous. But to those who know, especially early Facebook employees, these stripes serve as a monument to the company’s original spirit of “move fast and break things.” They’re a memorial to events that transpired in the summer of 2007.

A view of Hacker Square on Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Facebook

At the time, Facebook was still a small company with no more than 300 people, and its headquarters was a trio of buildings in downtown Palo Alto, according to three former Facebook employees who spoke with CNBC. The company operated out of 156 and 154 University Ave., but Facebook’s cafeteria sat a block away at 164 Hamilton Ave. The two buildings are separated by a three-minute walk, but Facebook employees could shorten the distance by cutting through a tiny alleyway perpendicular to Hamilton Avenue that was directly across the street from the cafeteria. To cross, employees had to walk to either end of the block or risk a jaywalking ticket because there was no crosswalk connecting the alleyway and the cafeteria. At least there wasn’t one until Facebook held an overnight hackathon during the summer of 2007. During these hackathons, Facebook employees would bring to life the ideas they’d kept in the back of their minds but hadn’t yet had a chance to execute. Usually the nights resulted in new software features for the company’s website, but the aftermath of this particular hackathon was more tangible. The following day, there was suddenly a crosswalk connecting the alleyway and the Facebook cafeteria. For the most part, the hack went unnoticed — the crosswalk was so convincing, people actually started using it. The white stripes had been spray painted in measurement drawn to city specifications.

A screenshot of a photo uploaded to the “Facebook Archivist” Facebook group of a crosswalk painted in Palo Alto in 2007 near the company’s headquarters at the time. Provided to CNBC

It wasn’t until that afternoon that the authorities finally noticed. A Palo Alto police officer riding on a bicycle stopped, took his helmet off and put it under his arm and stared at the crosswalk. Finally he slapped his forehead, realizing the crosswalk didn’t belong there, according to one former Facebook employee who witnessed the event. The officer questioned Facebook staffers about the crosswalk, asking them if they knew who had painted it. It wasn’t until this moment that most of the company began to realize what had been done. People laughed, but it wasn’t cool, another former employee told CNBC. The crosswalk was disrespectful to the city of Palo Alto, and Facebook did not want to disrespect the local government since it needed to be on good terms with the city, that employee said. Over the next few days, the city erased the crosswalk by sandblasting and paving over it, leaving a darker shade of black on the road where the white stripes had been, the former Facebook employees said. The city may have removed the crosswalk from its road, but former Facebook employees still talk about it. “‘Somebody’ painted a cross walk in the middle of Hamilton Ave. so it’d be easier to get to lunch in Building 164. Classic,” wrote a member of the “Facebook Archivist” Facebook group, where former employees post about their memories and experiences working at the social network.

A screenshot of Hacker Square on Facebook’s Menlo Park campus as seen from satellite view of Google Maps.


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Trump says he wasn’t happy with ‘send her back’ rally chant targeting Ilhan Omar

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he isn’t happy with his supporters’ “send her back” chant directed at progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that erupted at his North Carolina rally on Wednesday. “I was not happy with it — I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Instead, it shows Trump paused as the chant began, allowing his supporters to continue before he launched into further criticism of the Minnesota Democrat. So, that’s Omar. That’s Omar,” Trump said after a


President Donald Trump said Thursday that he isn’t happy with his supporters’ “send her back” chant directed at progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that erupted at his North Carolina rally on Wednesday. “I was not happy with it — I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Instead, it shows Trump paused as the chant began, allowing his supporters to continue before he launched into further criticism of the Minnesota Democrat. So, that’s Omar. That’s Omar,” Trump said after a
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Trump says he wasn't happy with 'send her back' rally chant targeting Ilhan Omar

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he isn’t happy with his supporters’ “send her back” chant directed at progressive Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that erupted at his North Carolina rally on Wednesday.

“I was not happy with it — I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Asked why he did not stop it, Trump said he thought he did.

“I started speaking very quickly,” Trump said.

Video of the event does not show the president disagreeing with his supporters. Instead, it shows Trump paused as the chant began, allowing his supporters to continue before he launched into further criticism of the Minnesota Democrat.

“She talked about the evil Israel and ‘It’s all about the Benjamins.’ Not a good thing to say. So, that’s Omar. That’s Omar,” Trump said after a pause. Omar apologized in February after she was accused of employing anti-Semitic tropes in tweets about Israel.


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‘Avengers: Endgame’ still short of ‘Avatar’ box office record even after rerelease

Despite a big push from Disney this weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” remains $26 million shy of the record for highest-grossing film of all time. “Endgame,” which was originally released April 26, has earned around $2.76 billion globally so far. The film will continue to run in theaters for most, if not all of the summer. After all, “Avatar” ran for 234 days during its first run (the film got a rerelease in 2010). Of course, “Endgame” still has a number of hurdles to face on its way to the top spot.


Despite a big push from Disney this weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” remains $26 million shy of the record for highest-grossing film of all time. “Endgame,” which was originally released April 26, has earned around $2.76 billion globally so far. The film will continue to run in theaters for most, if not all of the summer. After all, “Avatar” ran for 234 days during its first run (the film got a rerelease in 2010). Of course, “Endgame” still has a number of hurdles to face on its way to the top spot.
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'Avengers: Endgame' still short of 'Avatar' box office record even after rerelease

Despite a big push from Disney this weekend, “Avengers: Endgame” remains $26 million shy of the record for highest-grossing film of all time.

On Friday Marvel Studios began showing a new theatrical release of the film with a special tribute, a deleted scene and a teaser for “Spider-Man: Far From Home” at the end of the credits. While the company was able to garner an estimated $5.5 million this weekend in the U.S. and another $2.3 million abroad, it wasn’t enough to surpassed the record $2.78 billion that “Avatar ” has earned since its release in 2009.

“Endgame,” which was originally released April 26, has earned around $2.76 billion globally so far.

This is an “impressive feat given that the film, now in its tenth weekend, has already been seen by just about everyone on the planet,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, said.

The additional content seemed like an enticing lure for fans, however it seems the six minutes of footage wasn’t enough to bring them back with the same fervor as opening weekend.

Some fans on social media said that the extra footage wasn’t a big enough addition for them to spend money on a ticket or sit through the three hour long film again. Many said they would wait for the movie to be released on DVD and BluRay to see the deleted scene as well as the other bonus content.

Had deleted content been finished and inserted into the film as a directors’ cut or extended cut, more fans may have ventured to the theater this weekend.

Still, there were plenty of fans who were more than happy to revisit the film again more than two months after its debut.

To be sure, “Endgame” isn’t done just yet. It still has a chance to surpass “Avatar.” The film will continue to run in theaters for most, if not all of the summer. After all, “Avatar” ran for 234 days during its first run (the film got a rerelease in 2010). “Endgame” has been in theaters for less than 70 days.

Of course, “Endgame” still has a number of hurdles to face on its way to the top spot. The summer box office is very competitive, with new releases every weekend. Not to mention, “Endgame” has a lot of emotional — some would argue gut-wrenching — moments that could make repeat viewings difficult even for the biggest of fans. And then there is that three hour run time.


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US Soccer star Carli Lloyd was told she wasn’t good enough at 21 and was going to quit the sport

At the 2019 Women’s World Cup, U.S. soccer legend Carli Lloyd has already notched two goals — and she’ll be looking for more on Friday, when her team faces tournament host France in the quarterfinal match. But Lloyd, 36, who’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and competing in her fourth World Cup, hasn’t always been in the spotlight. In fact, she thought her soccer career would be over after graduating from college. “In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real j


At the 2019 Women’s World Cup, U.S. soccer legend Carli Lloyd has already notched two goals — and she’ll be looking for more on Friday, when her team faces tournament host France in the quarterfinal match. But Lloyd, 36, who’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and competing in her fourth World Cup, hasn’t always been in the spotlight. In fact, she thought her soccer career would be over after graduating from college. “In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real j
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US Soccer star Carli Lloyd was told she wasn't good enough at 21 and was going to quit the sport

At the 2019 Women’s World Cup, U.S. soccer legend Carli Lloyd has already notched two goals — and she’ll be looking for more on Friday, when her team faces tournament host France in the quarterfinal match.

But Lloyd, 36, who’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and competing in her fourth World Cup, hasn’t always been in the spotlight.

In fact, she thought her soccer career would be over after graduating from college. “In my head, I was going to finish my last year at Rutgers and then get a real job,” Lloyd writes on The Players’ Tribune, adding: “I was going to be an FBI agent. That was my plan.”

She was 21 and had just been cut from the under-21 U.S. national team. “You don’t work hard enough,” the coach told her. “You aren’t fit and I simply can’t put you on the roster.” That’s when Lloyd was convinced that she was “totally done with soccer,” she writes. “Done done. “


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Elon Musk says this hobby is how he and ‘many of the best software engineers’ got into programming

Before Elon Musk became obsessed by space travel and electric cars, he was a kid who played a lot of video games. “Part of the reason, maybe the reason, I got interested in tech was video games, ” Musk said. “I probably wouldn’t have started programming if it wasn’t for video games or wouldn’t have been as interested in computers and tech if it wasn’t for video games. I think video games are a very powerful force for getting young kids interested in technology; it has way bigger knock-on effects


Before Elon Musk became obsessed by space travel and electric cars, he was a kid who played a lot of video games. “Part of the reason, maybe the reason, I got interested in tech was video games, ” Musk said. “I probably wouldn’t have started programming if it wasn’t for video games or wouldn’t have been as interested in computers and tech if it wasn’t for video games. I think video games are a very powerful force for getting young kids interested in technology; it has way bigger knock-on effects
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Elon Musk says this hobby is how he and 'many of the best software engineers' got into programming

Before Elon Musk became obsessed by space travel and electric cars, he was a kid who played a lot of video games. Speaking at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game convention in Los Angeles earlier this month, Musk addressed the impact video games have had on his vision and the careers of engineers everywhere. “Part of the reason, maybe the reason, I got interested in tech was video games, ” Musk said. “I probably wouldn’t have started programming if it wasn’t for video games or wouldn’t have been as interested in computers and tech if it wasn’t for video games. I think video games are a very powerful force for getting young kids interested in technology; it has way bigger knock-on effects than people may realize.”

Elon Musk, multi millionaire, rocket scientist, Tesla and Space X founder and the man who inspired Tony Stark’s character in Jon Favreau’s ‘Iron Man’ at his desk March 19, 2004 in El Segundo, Los Angeles, California. Paul Harris | Getty Images

Musk speaks from experience. At just 12 years old, he coded and published a space fighting game called “Blastar” which later sold for $500 to trade publication PC and Office Technology magazine. He once worked at a gaming startup ( “Which weirdly was called Rocket Science — fate loves irony,” Musk has joked). And though his more recent birthdays may have been spent pulling all-nighters at Tesla, Musk once celebrated his birthday by asking for a life-size statue of Vault Boy – the fictional mascot character from video game Fallout. But Musk isn’t the only one who has found inspiration – and success – through gaming. The link between the two is obvious when he interviews his future employees.

Participants sit at computer monitors to play video games at the 2018 DreamHack video gaming festival on January 27, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. Jens Schlueter | Getty Images

“If we’re interviewing somebody for a software engineering role at Tesla or SpaceX, many times we’ll [ask], ‘How’d you start programming?'” Musk says. “I think many of the best software engineers in the world are at, or spent much of their career at, video game houses,” Musk says, emphasizing how problem-solving in video games transfers over to problem-solving in software engineering. “If people had to try to create incredibly realistic graphics using very little computer power, it’s a hard problem, so a lot of people had to write really tight code and come up with really clever ideas to do that.” For Musk’s team at Tesla, the enhanced graphics in video games enable them to better simulate self-driving cars with the help of artificial intelligence. He tasks his simulation team with creating a photorealistic world of what he says are some of the most boring things: skid marks on the road, concrete curves, shadows, and faded street lines. These simulations have been essential to the development of autopilot cars, which are scheduled for a full rollout next year. He also credited video game Cyberpunk (as well as the movie “Blade Runner”) as the inspiration for the Tesla pickup truck.

A sketch of a Tesla pickup truck concept, revealed at the firm’s Semi truck and Roadster event in Hawthorne, California on November 16, 2017. Tesla

“It definitely doesn’t look like a normal car, it looks like it should not be on the roads, like it came out of a movie or something,” Musk says. “It won’t appeal to everyone, but it’ll be something that’s different. I think I would buy it.” Musk wasn’t just at E3 to talk about his new pickup truck. He announced the addition of video games to Tesla vehicles — drivers can play games on the car’s center screen while docked at a charging station. He even hinted at developing games for his space capsules going to Mars. “My experience is, if you’re trying to figure out what others love, but you don’t love it, it’s really hard to make that great,” he says. “So when you work on something, if you fall in love with it, that’s a good sign – and then don’t worry about if others do. If you do, others will.” Like this story? Subscribe to CNBC Make It on YouTube! Don’t miss: Elon Musk lived on $1 a day when he moved to Canada as a teen and other surprising facts about his youth


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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Beyond Meat, PayPal, Slack and more

The Trump economy is starting to look more and more like the… It wasn’t supposed to be this way: The 2017 tax cut and aggressive moves toward deregulation were supposed to pull the U.S. economy out of its glacial move higher. Economyread more


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