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Kobe Bryant Says Studying How Great White Sharks Attack Seals Helped Him Lock Down Allen Iverson

Kobe Bryant was never afraid to use unorthodox tactics to gain an edge on an opponent. In a new article for The Player's Tribune, Bryant reveals th...

By: Brandon Hall

Jahlil Okafor's Defensive Play Has Hit Rock Bottom

Jahlil Okafor has had himself a tumultuous year and a half with the Philadelphia 76ers. He became sort of the odd big man out in the trio comprised of...

By: Jordan Zirm

How to Beat the Basketball Zone Defense

The 2-3 basketball zone defense is a common one that is seen in basketball. It makes it very difficult for an offense to enter the paint, score a layup,...

By: John Cissik

How to Master the 2-1-2 Zone Defense in Basketball

One of my favorite basketball zone defenses 2-1-2. There are a lot of zone defenses used in the game of basketball. I often call this "X" because of how...

By: John Cissik

Here's the Moment Klay Thompson First Realized he Was Lockdown Defender

Kay Thompson is a lethal outside shooter. He can make double-digit leads evaporate in seconds, and his range seemingly extends to the upper deck. ...

By: Brandon Hall