Has there ever been a more graceful player to watch than Kobe Bryant. Before anyone jumps out with legitimate options like Kareem, Jordan and others...... first, IMO it has to be weighed heavily with the enormous arsenal of perfect skills Kobe has mastered and the degree of difficulty he has had the balls to go to and be able to pull off for making plays on the floor. Kobe can shoot sky hooks as well. But to me to watch the grace and fluidity with which he moves......and the precision of his enormous arsenal of skills, he is at the absolute top
of the list.
Basic example today in 1st half against Dallas the crossover at the top of the key to free him for a 3 pointer. But above that the economy of motion, perfect angles to do it all and then beautifully take those perfect 2 quick steps forward into his shot, plus bringing him closer to the basket. That earlier 3 from down freaking town. The vertical rise up 3 from stationary near the end of the first half. As many different dunks as Jordan in Kobe's prime or as anyone else in the history of the game. Just the way he brings the ball across half court.
Just wow. Kobe Bryant.