Former Los Angeles Lakers’ shooting guard and recently retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant is certainly keeping busy despite encountering his first season away from the game. As a result, the Lakers legend has decided to launch the Mamba League, a basketball league designed to teach up-and-coming talent while also moving away from typical techniques associated with other youth programs.
It is also worth noting that Bryant has often been critical of the current style of the AAU system.
“Right now, I think we’re putting too much pressure on these kids too early, and they’re not learning proper technique of how to shoot the ball, or proper technique of spacing,” said Bryant. “It winds up eating away at their confidence. As teachers, we need to have patience to teach things piece by piece by piece. Over time, they’ll develop as basketball players, but you can’t just rush it all at once.”