Kobe launches Mamba League to help kids with fundamentals

Paul Lintag on Apr 22, 2017 04:38 PM
Kobe launches Mamba League to help kids with fundamentals
Aside from discussing "musings" with Little Mamba, Bryant has now launched the Mamba League, a collaboration with sporting giant Nike and the L.A. Boys and Girls club, that aims to teach young athletes the value of fundamentals. (AP)

Looks like Kobe Bryant finally had enough of dealing with adult basketball people.

A couple of weeks since debuting "Canvas City" and "Musecage", the former Los Angeles Laker continues to focus his post-retirement work towards the younger generation.

Aside from discussing "musings" with Little Mamba, Bryant has now launched the Mamba League, a collaboration with sporting giant Nike and the L.A. Boys and Girls club, that aims to teach young athletes the value of fundamentals.

Growing up and learning the game of basketball in Italy, Bryant learned the fundamentals at an early age. One shouldn't really argue about the results of his upbringing as the Mamba won five NBA championships and scored more than 33,000 points in the NBA.

"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.

 

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