There are a lot of reason why Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. But here he is explaining how his thumb gave him an advantage...

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There is truth to it. I played basketball through college, and one summer in high school, I had a job that improved my grip strength a lot and I didn't pick up a basketball for most of that summer. When I picked up a ball and started playing again, I had incredible control of the ball because of my improved grip strength. I can't even describe how good the ball felt in my hands with everything from dribbling, to passing, to shooting. It made a huge difference. I distinctly remember dribbling up the court on a fast break and making a great pass and thinking in the moment how much control I felt I had and how strong my fingers felt controlling the ball.
Reply50 months
In other words, you carried, crab dribbled, and double-dribbled better
50 months
The Greatest, next to Bill Russell. Wish Russell and Chamberlain could have been in Space Jam. That would have been Monstrous.
Reply50 months
he was so full of crap
Reply50 months
Kobe's thumb > Jordan's thumb
Reply50 months
MJ with the subtle hung brag
Reply50 months
You going to post a columbine update while you are in the vault?
Reply50 months
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