Sunday Special: It’s The Little Things

Darius Soriano —  July 18, 2010

If I wanted to, I could probably go to YouTube every day and find a different Kobe Bryant video to link to or put up in a post.  He’s an easy player to celebrate as he’s given fans so many memorable moments over the years.  Whether it’s the game winners, the high scoring games, or the aerial shows he put on in his younger years Kobe has cemented his place as one of the all time greats.  And while it’s easy to celebrate the finished results of the ball going through the basket,  I’ve always been most appreciative of his fundamentals that create the opportunities for Kobe to even get shots off.  Whether it’s his ball handling, foot work, or his tremendous understanding of angles and leverage, Kobe consistently shows a mastery of the little things and it’s his commitment to bettering himself and polishing the fundamentals of the game that take his otherworldly natural talent to the next level.  And while this is a topic that we’ll explore more over the course of the Summer, I wanted to share a video I found that shows some of the little things – the fundamental things – that make Kobe such a special player. So, enjoy the jab steps, reverse pivots, step thoughs, drop steps, escape dribbles, and everything else that Mr. Bean has to offer.  Enjoy.

Darius Soriano

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