Hakeem calls Kobe a “genius” in the post

Feb 26, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Western Conference guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers (24) posts up against Eastern Conference guard Dwyane Wade (3) of the Miami Heat in the third quarter of the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

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  • Mike Garcia

    I’d argue he’s the best post player in the league, even though he doesn’t work exclusively there.

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