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How to Play Basketball like Kobe Bryant

Learn how to play like Kobe Bryant from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.


Dwayne 'Swoop' Simpson: Hey, Broadway.

Eric 'Broadway' Jones: What's up man?

Dwayne: You know what people ask me all the time. They ask me time and time again . . .

Eric: Yep.

Dwayne: Hey man, how can I play like Kobe Bryant? Right? Can you help me out man, 'cuz I want to learn how to play like Kobe too. You know he's a star.

Eric: He's got the size!

Dwayne: You know what? Yeah, really? You think?

Eric: Yup. You and Kobe are both six-seven.

Dwayne: I'm halfway there, right?

Eric: Yeah, that's half the battle.

Dwayne: Okay, what else do I have to do?

Eric: You've got to learn how to play basketball.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: So then once you learn how to play basketball . . .

Dwayne: Right.

Eric: . . your amazing skill set.

Dwayne: Okay, Okay.

Eric: Yeah, yeah. Then you've got to study Kobe's moves.

Dwayne: Right.

Eric: And then you'll be able to play like, you may not be as good . . .

Dwayne: Yeah.

Eric: . .. but you can emulate some of the moves that he does.

Dwayne: You know, Kobe is known for his clutch performances.

Eric: Yeah.

Dwayne: They call him "The Black Mamba."

Eric: The Mamba.

Dwayne: Yeah, yeah. So he's got all types of moves. Plus, he's fundamentally sound.

Eric: He's an assassin.

Dwayne: He's an assassin. Knock you down, baby. I just put a dog right in your shoulder.

Eric: Yeah, yeah.

Dwayne: I didn't even feel it yet.

Eric: We'll show you how to play like Kobe Bryant.

Dwayne: All right. Come on. Let's go try this.

Eric: We're going to work on one of Kobe Bryant's signature moves.

Dwayne: Okay, let's try it.

Eric: A giant step . . .

Dwayne: Giant step.

Eric: . . between the legs . . .

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: . . head fake . . .

Dwayne: Head fake.

Eric: . . . pull up jumper.

Dwayne: Wow.

Eric: For the money. Kobe.

Dwayne: Let's try it out.

Eric: Here we go.

Dwayne: Broadway.

Eric: What's up?

Dwayne: Now you know I'm a great defensive player.

Eric: Uh-huh.

Dwayne: And usually when Kobe Bryant gets the ball out on the perimeter, the defense is at his mercy, right?

Eric: So you want to be able to examine the person on defense.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: So your guy is taller than me so I want to use my quickness.

Dwayne: Okay, okay. See what you got.

Eric: So usually Kobe would get the ball . . .

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: . . and he'll first get the ball in the attack position.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: He's got it in a triple threat position where he can shoot . . .

Dwayne: Shoot.

Eric: . . . he can dribble . . .

Dwayne: Right.

Eric: . . or he can pass.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: More than likely Kobe's going to shoot.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: So first he's going to hit you with a little jive step.

Dwayne: Okay.

Eric: You don't go, you don't react.

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: Then he's going to dribble to the right-hand side.

Dwayne: Right-hand side.

Eric: Go between the legs.

Dwayne: Go between the legs.

Eric: As the defender recovers, he'll stop.

Dwayne: Uh-huh.

Eric: Give him a head fake.

Dwayne: Oh, no.

Eric: The defender goes by and he'll get a nice little jump shot.

Dwayne: Okay, let's see if that works.

Eric: Over look.

Dwayne: Let's see if that works.

Eric: See if it works. Are you ready?

Dwayne: I'm ready, baby.

Eric: Jive step, between the legs, head fake. Open jump shot.

Dwayne: Wow. Kobe.

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