Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tricks of the trade.........

The farther along a player gets in his career, the more they have to change their current skill set to still remain competitive at a high level. People always mention MJ as being one of the best at this. Just for parities sake, let's look at Kobe, who at 31 has played far more basketball (World Games, Playoffs, Finals) than a player his age normally would. Gone are the high flying dunks, 360 reverse layups, etc. Replacing them now are fadeaway jumpers, an assortment of post up moves, and a knack for getting to the free throw line. Take a look at the older, wiser Kobe Bryant:

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