Kobe is one of the all-time greats of the NBA. At age 34, he has discovered new vitality:

"During the month of December, the Lakers shooting guard recorded at least 30 points in 12 of 14 games, including a stretch of 10 straight. He also became the first player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in six consecutive contests after turning 34 years of age.

"'The guy is beating Father Time,' Utah coach Tyrone Corbin stated before the Lakers hosted the Jazz in early December. 'It seems like, if it's possible, he's continuing to get better.'

"Bryant finished the final month of the 2012 calendar year with averages of 33.79 points, 5.57 rebounds and 4.64 assists, all-time highs in each category for any month during his entire career. That streak also coincided with 10 straight games of 40-plus minutes."

Here's how:

"LA Lakers trainer Gary Vitti says that the staples of Kobe’s diet include pasture based foods like grassfed beef and eggs from free-range chickens. Kobe makes every effort to avoid anything with corn syrup and his carbohydrate consumption has been scaled down to a very moderate level.

"Focusing on getting traditional fats into his diet and the wrong fats out is of prime importance to Kobe. Vitti described the dangers of following a lowfat diet and why Kobe is not following the USDA Food Pyramid – in fact, he’s following the inverse."

Contrast of Kobe's diet and Ashton Kutcher's: Kobe Bryant Defies Father Time Using Traditional Diet (While Ashton Kutcher Ends Up in the Hospital Ignoring It)

Discussion of Kobe's recent performance on the court (need to scroll down quite a ways): 2012-13 Fit For Life Features | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS