Kobe Bryant Inspired A Die Hard Lakers Fan To Lose 170 Pounds #MambaMentality

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We’re approaching the dog days of December and you know what that means! We’re less than two weeks from committing, publicly or personally, to losing those pesky pounds that have prevented us from being the man we could be. I have this fucking pouch that sits like a fanny pack right above my pubic region. The thing is like a Norton Anti-Virus notification, simply won’t go away. I will, just like last year, swear to run it off. But, that resolution holds about as well as Tommy Lee in a banana hammock. Talk to me in February when I’ve gone full 2008 Jonah Hill.

Anyway, it inspires me, if only for a fleeting moment, to see others shedding the pounds and improving their lives.

Lakers superfan Chris Huerta is one of them. Directly after Kobe Bryant played his final NBA game (April 13, 2016), Huerta committed himself to losing weight. 170 pounds later, the dude looks like he could play for the Lakers.

Huerta recently tweeted:

I’ve never been committed to anything. I always quit because I always told myself “I can’t do this.”

So, here we are 80 weeks later. Looking forward to the new year to set some new goals.

Ive lost 170 pounds thus far, I’m really going to try to make that 180 mark.

Lakers owner and team president Jeanie Buss chimed in to give Chris props.

As did John Ireland, the ESPN radio voice of the Lakers.

And, is that…Freddie Prinze Jr.?

You officially made it young fella.

[h/t Complex]