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Hakeem Olajuwon: No one utilized my post lessons better than Kobe Bryant

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by mr. 13 in 33, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. mr. 13 in 33

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    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on...lized-my-post-lessons-better-than-kobe-bryant
     
  2. HayesIsBack

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    That's because there's no big guy gifted enough to do Hakeem moves.

    The young Okafor perhaps. But that's way down the line.
     
  3. OTMax

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    His moves always required a guard or wingman because of the foot speed. No big men since or before him has shown that kind of ability. Everybody said he was more like a guard with his moves, so fast, so skilled and there's probably very few big guys who can do what he did. Also, it helps that Kobe is a student and diligent worker. Something others can learn from. *Cough* Dwight *cough*
     
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    At $200,000 per lesson, I sure hope he did.
     
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    Mostly because not many of them had a good mid ranged shot.

    Half the reason dream go the opportunities he did down low is because players respected the fact that he had a good mid ranged jumper and they had to commit to fakes.

    On the flip side, if you see someone like Dwight about to do a midranged jumper - its not something you're necessarily afraid of and you'll most likely let him have that shot.
     
  6. Rocket River

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    Mid Range?
    Does anyone in the whole NBA have a turnround jumper?

    Rocket River
     
  7. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Poor Dwight.
     
  8. SeekingAlpha

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    KAT one day maybe?
     
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    Wow, is that right? I guess that's pocket change to Kobe but I always thought ex-players did that out of friendship
     
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    I'd really like to see Harden work with Dream in the post. He's very big and strong for an SG and has a great midrange jumper. We've already seen him make some amazing turnaround jumpers off of a spin + step-back.
     
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    Didn't he train Melo, too? I guess Melo already had some of the moves, so you couldn't tell much of a difference??
     
  12. dischead

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    Strange. Don't recall Hakeem shooting 1-20 from the field.
     
  13. Dr of Dunk

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    Not sure about $200,000 per lesson, but Amar'e paid him something like $100k for a week or two of lessons.
     
  14. Jontro

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    DeeMow looked like he benefited some. Doubt he has that kinda cash tho, so maybe he only watched tapes. And I thought the fee was somewhere around 40K.
     
  15. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Amen? No love for Yao?
     

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