Never Outshine the Master

One day all great players will fall to the next-
Respect the men that motivated you to achieve greatness-
The ultimate form of respect is to compete as hard as you can against them-

Below are some clips from Michael Jordan vs Kobe in beginning of Kobe’s career and another clip of Michael Jordan’s farewell tour (Washington Wizards) vs a seasoned Kobe who scored 55points. The last clip is for the BIG MEN Shaq vs Hakeem two of the most dynamic big men to square up in the NBA in past 20 years, the respect between the two has been well documented.

Shaquille O’Neal on Hakeem Olajuwon
“Hakeem has five moves, then four countermoves — that gives him 20 moves.”

RESPECT YOUR TEACHERS in LIFE- but be yourself

About Michael Atkinson

Mike Atkinson,CSCS, is the owner of Elite Pro Performance and the on court performance director at Sierra Strength & Speed. Considered to be a specialist of Keiser performance equipment, Mike is known as a hybrid basketball performance trainer focusing on strength, movement, and basketball fundamentals. Atkinson’s experience and current work with NBA Player Development Specialist Aubrey McCreary has given him a unique set of skills to train players on sports specific patterns and positioning at a professional level. Atkinson’s training experience includes work with numerous NBA draftees, multiple Division 1 athletes, and other professional clients. He has also worked as a performance consultant in the NBA Development League and has directed basketball performance training camps and clinics for youth athletes on the West coast.
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