Apr 12, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant using newspaper headline as motivation (Photo)

Motivation happens in different ways for different people.

For Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, it appears it comes from people doubting him, specifically newspaper headlines.

Bryant, who is currently rehabbing his torn Achilles’ at a near obsessive pace has vowed to prove the doubters wrong – a notion that likely only grew in strength when the Black Mamba opened up his local morning newspaper and saw the following headline:

Injury clouds the future for Bryant, Lakers

The headline, which appears to be on the front page of one of the largest papers in the country didn’t sit well with Bryant, who posted a picture of the paper on his Instagram account with the following hashtags:

#cloudy? #eat

Eat of course, referring to Bryant simply getting more motivational fuel to add to his fire.

In fairness to the Los Angeles Times, they have a point – if Bryant is unable to return to his form, it’s going to be a tough season for the Lakers. Though, Bryant looks to be using any type of motivation he can get, this being just one of many bulletin board materials he’s used towards his recovery.

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