Aug 18, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT
Now, thanks to Ball is Life, watch every one of Kobe’s points from that night.
The one thing that really stands out to me: Just how smooth Kobe’s footwork is. He abuses everyone in the post. His moves are practiced, without a hitch, just fundamentally sound. Go ahead and hate on Kobe all you want, but admit that the man is a master of the craft. Few NBA players before or after worked as hard to become as polished as Kobe Bean.
- Coach K had DeMarcus Cousins as USA’s backup big long before final cuts 5
- World Cup preview: No Durant, no problem USA still one of two teams with legit shot to win gold 6
- Cavaliers sold Kyrie Irving on contract extension with LeBron James-Kevin Love plan 34
- Kevin Love says Timberwolves owner should focus on his own team following trade to Cavaliers 35
- Iman Shumpert excited to play in triangle offense because he won’t just have to stand in the corner 9
- Timberwolves owner: Kevin Love might regret trade because he’ll be third banana with Cavaliers 48
- Anthony Davis and Kenneth Faried lead Team USA in final World Cup tune-up 20
- Thunder trade Hasheem Thabeet to 76ers 37