3. “These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.” – Kobe Bryant
This quote is one that I think is applied perfectly to his offensive game. There is a reason that in his 17th season, Kobe was able to have one of his greatest offensive years. His impeccable footwork and ability to change styles of play to the benefit of the team are second to none. While many offensive players have two or three really dominant offensive moves, Kobe’s are endless. He is constantly working on the counter move to the counter move to the counter move. He has practiced every possible move so that when the moment comes he will be ready.