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


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