Kobe Bryant’s “Secret Weapon” - George Mumford: Episode 4


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By An Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
As the mindfulness coach to Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, George Mumford has undoubtedly been one of the most influential brains within the NBA of all time. In this rare and fascinating discussion, George opens up about his life, career and working alongside some of the greatest sporting talents of all time. George explains how Kobe and Shaq used to call him their 'secret weapon', how the devastation that he suffered when his own career was cut short by injury helped him work alongside the Chicago Bulls and the challenges he faced working with the attention span of the professional player. From how he rebuilt MJ's leadership skills to his seemingly strange (yet powerful) advice to Kobe and the role mindfulness can play in grief and much more, this is a truly gripping conversation with one of the most sought after mindfulness coaches in the game. To hear extended cuts of our interviews, with no ads, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad. You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishman-abroad-by-jarlath-regan/id1101165812 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=irishman.jarlath.com.anirishmanabroad&hl=en_IE Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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