Kobe Bryant is most famous for his array of scoring moves, ranging from his deadly three-point range to his ability to creatively finish at the rim and everything in between. That “in between” also includes Bryant’s post-game, which is one of the best in the league for a guard and something he takes pride in, most notably going to Hakeem Olajuwon a couple summers ago to work on perfecting his post-game.
Most recently, Hakeem gave Kobe same compliments himself in an interview with Nice Kicks, calling Bryant a genius.
Kobe is a genius. He understands. He loves the post. If he could stay there all day, he would stay in the post
– Hakeem Olajuwon
Bryant spent the summer of 2009 in Texas with Hakeem, despite just winning a title and back-to-back Finals appearances. Bryant’s incredible work ethic has him way ahead of schedule for rehab from his Achilles surgery, putting him into contention for a starting spot on opening night.