Kobe Bryant has now launched the Mamba League, a collaboration with Nike and the L.A. Boys and Girls club, that aims to teach young athletes the value of fundamentals.
There’s no arguing that Kobe Bryant was probably the most fundamentally sound player of his generation which came from growing up in Italy and having to learn and exceed in a country that didn’t have a strong basketball focus.
“Right now, I think we’re putting too much pressure on these kids too early, and they’re not learning proper technique of how to shoot the ball, or proper technique of spacing,” Bryant, who has been very critical of the AAU program in the past, said.
“As teachers, we need to have patience to teach things piece by piece by piece. Over time, they’ll develop as basketball players, but you can’t just rush it all at once,” he added.