Saturday, August 19, 2006

Laker Youtube find of the week

Inspired by Kurt of Forum Blue and Gold, here's a highlight reel of the 1995-1996 Lakers. Van Exel, Eddie Jones, Vlade, E-train Campbell, and Cedric Ceballos with a cameo by Mr. Earvin Johnson. Enjoy...

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2006 first round pick

Intimidating isn't he?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Basketball and soccer

I stumbled across this clip on and found it really interesting.

If you didn't watch it, the clip ends with Kobe talking about how much soccer helped him develop his footwork and he also noted how those raised on soccer such as Steve Nash and Manu Ginobli play at a different "rhythm." Other noted players who have had excellent footwork due to soccer include Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutumbo.

Perhaps the best idea for improving our nationwide basketball fundamentals is to stop sending kids to AAU and instead send them to AYSO.

x-posted at WBRSsportsblog