Kobe Bryant On Ben Simmons' Jumper: "Build That Thing Anew"

Ruben Hill
May 8, 2018

"He's certainly evolved that in his game; he didn't have that when he first came into the league".

At 33, most players would begin to deteriorate and see a decline in their game, but LeBron isn't most players.

James is averaging 34.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 8.8 assists over 10 playoff games this season.

"One thing that has taken LeBron this year, at least offensively, to maybe the highest level he's been, is his mental toughness", Broussard told Undisputed.

The three-time National Basketball Association champion has dominated in Cleveland's Eastern Conference semi-final series against the Toronto Raptors, with the Cavaliers boasting a 3-0 lead.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant appeared on the Chris and Caron show on Fox Sports Radio to talk about a lot of different topics surrounding the National Basketball Association playoffs, and one of those was about Simmons' jump shot and how to help improve it.

Also, his lack of a three-point shot is glaring, as he hasn't attempted a single shot from beyond the arc during these playoffs, going 0-for-11 in threes during the entire regular season. "That's the first thing I would do-disrupt his ability to go left". How to pop for the ball, b-cuts, proper bounce passes, left hand passes, right hand passes. "That's the first thing I would look at if I was guarding him in these playoffs- make him do something different besides going to that left".

During a recent appearance on Fox Sports Radio, former Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who has been breaking down games for his show "Detail" on ESPN's new streaming service, was asked what he would do, were he in Ben Simmons' position with his poor jump shot.

Surely, this is something that teams have focused on with their scouting reports and Bryant may be making it sound a lot easier than it is. When teams go on big runs, he's been able to stop momentums.

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