My favorite Kobe story is when he was with the 2008 redeem team. Called his trainer at 3:30 to workout. Trainer gets there and he sees Kobe is drenched in sweat, this is 4 am. They work out for 3 hours, and then the trainer leaves to get breakfast
When he gets back in time for practice, he notices Kobe never left. Kobe got up an extra 800 made shots and he did all of this before practice.