As many of you know, Kobe Bryant recently made some very harsh remarks toward our AAU Basketball program. Here is what Kobe Bryant told Eric Pincus of the LA Times during a recent interview:
“AAU basketball. Horrible, terrible AAU basketball. It’s stupid, it doesn’t teach our kids how to play the game, at all. In America, it’s a big problem for us. We’re not teaching players how to play all-around basketball,that’s why you have Pau [Gasol] and you have Marc [Gasol] and the reason why 90% of the [San Antonio] Spurs roster are European players, because they have more skills.”
Here are some great perspectives, responses and articles that defend the AAU and go against a lot of the negative press we have received.
Statement from AAU President, Roger Goudy – http://bit.ly/142KGI
Retort to Kobe Bryant's Remarks - http://bit.ly/1wVtmfx
Ideas to help with Grassroots Basketball - http://bit.ly/1wrYZhT
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