LeBron James working on adding a sky hook
by Reid Cherner, USA TODAY
It is becoming apparent that LeBron James won’t rest until he’s channeled every Hall of Famer’s signature move.
Last year it was Hakeem Olajuwon‘s “Dream Shake.” This year it seems that James wants to add Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s sky hook.
That shot was devastating enough to make that Hall of Famer the game’s all-time leading scorer.
James tells ESPN.com’s Michael Wallace that since he plans to be down on the blocks “even more this year” that he “might as well keep getting more comfortable.”
And if developing a near un-blockable shot isn’t scary enough for the rest of the NBA, James said he’s still too young to know “what my signature move would be.”
That sound you hear is the clapping of Hall of Famer and Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo.
“To already be the best, the most unstoppable player in the game, and still put this kind of work in to pick up little moves here and there to make him even better shows you the kind of great player LeBron is,” said McAdoo, who averaged 22.1 points a game and who played against Abdul-Jabbar. “…There’s a lot more to it than shooting 3-pointers and athletic dunks. When you get to a certain point, it’s about doing whatever you can to complete your game, to have something else to go to when entire teams try to take something else away.” (Thanks to NBC Sports for the story assist)