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Kobe Bryant Rewind: 3 Point Specialist

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October 23, 2009 – Allen Moll

Allen Moll is an avid NBA and College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen is a regular columnist for thehoopdoctors.com, Bleacherreport.com, UpperDeckblog.com, and his own blog, Hoops Haven.

We here at Hoopdoctors are big fans of Kobe Bryant’s game. He is the total package, elite scorer, supreme defender, and proven winner. The NBA’s current overall best player in the game. Although he has nothing left to prove, his drive and desire to succeed is among the league’s best. In this new multi-part series we will take a look back at some hidden gems caught on video showcasing some of the “Black Mama’s” biggest and best moments in his HS and NBA career.

Part Five – 3 PT Specialist

In as early as his rookie season, the three point shot was an integral part of Kobe’s all around game. While we, at the Hoopdoctors, have made many comparisons between Kobe and MJ, like in our Nextology of Michael Jordan feature, shooting with accuracy from behind the arc is the one proven edge for the “Black Mamba.” This early weapon made guarding Kobe nearly impossible since players had to respect his 3 PT skills, while being worried that he will put the ball on the floor and go right by them. His career 3 point percentage of .341%, doesn’t do him justice since he can easily go off and hit them in bunches depending on what the defense gives him. Amazingly, he has made more than 1200 career trifectas, has made 100 or more 6 times in his career, and already ranks in the Top 30 All Time in 3PT FG Made and Attempted.

Here is some footage of Kobe’s record setting 12 three pointers vs Seattle in ’03:

Watch all of Kobe’s 9 straight three’s vs the Utah Jazz:

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