There are a thousand different basketball shooting drills out there, but here’s are a set of practice drills you can try, in memory, honor and tribute, to our favorite shot taker and maker Kobe Bryant. He might not have been a pure shooter like Ray Allen, Dirk Nowitzki, Steve Nash and other NBA shooters of his generation, but we can all agree that he was the most creative scorer since Michael Jordan.
His genius ability to get buckets from any shooting spot in the half court, against any defender or defense, with either hand, in any high-pressure game situation, was all a culmination of the work he put in, starting workouts every morning at 4 am.
Most of us can’t replicate his practice schedule, but we can make a commitment with ourselves to become a better player through hard work. So let’s get some work in. Here is how you can honor the Black Mamba, and learn to shoot the basketball better in the process.