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This video looks at Kobe Bryant’s strengths and weaknesses on the court at his peak. How did his studiousness help him as a scorer and a playmaker? Was he the best ever at making crazy hard shots? And how good was Kobe on defense?
This is the 10th episode in a series on the greatest peaks in NBA history (focusing on 1977-2020), featuring detailed scouting reports and film breakdown on the best players in NBA history at their best, along with analysis of their impact using historical data & stats to size up the highest peaking players ever.
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Ben Taylor is the author of Thinking Basketball, a Nylon Calculus contributor, creator of the Backpicks Top 40 series & host of the Thinking Basketball podcast.
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