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Which basketball players do kids try to imitate nowadays?

post #1 of 50
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Growing up, kids wanted to be like Mike, Penny, Kobe, etc. These players were looked up to. You know, yall copied their moves, their style, their ceartain quirks and chracteristics...

Who are those athletes today? Are there any?

Maybe Durant...if that? Do kids even look up to LeBron, Wade...anyone?
post #2 of 50
I think kids are more worried about dressing like them off the court.

A damn shame if u ask me
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post #3 of 50
they can't really imitate lebron laugh.gif

i think kobe still gets imitated a lot

i see the kevin durant knee pad/high sock combo a lot more at games too
post #4 of 50
whoever cries the most to the refs. i swear kids stay complaining and talking **** back to refs during games more than ever mean.gif
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I used to like to model my game after Kobe, now it's about the young guys. Uncle Drew ftw.
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post #6 of 50
My game is a lot like late 90s Anthony Mason
post #7 of 50
They look like Monta our there, most of them cant pass for ****.
post #8 of 50
Iverson
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Iverson

lol maybe ten years ago
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Most people still try to imitate Kobe on the court
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post #11 of 50
Metta World Peace. Just stand at the 3 point line and chuck up shots

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They look like Monta our there, most of them cant pass for ****.

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post #13 of 50
I'm forcing my cousin to play like a Chris Paul/Steve Nash hybrid....

He's not gonna be taller than 6'3 or 6'4 so he's gonna need a jumper and excellent passing ability, which he has.
post #14 of 50
Most likely Gary Forbes if you had to consider




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Originally Posted by Mac4167 View Post

I think kids are more worried about dressing like them off the court.

A damn shame if u ask me

Heaven forbid anyone actually be inspired to dress well.
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Are there any?

Not like before. It's crazy when you think about it.
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I think kids are more worried about dressing like them off the court.

A damn shame if u ask me

I'm sure the old guys said the same exact thing when you were a kid. mean.gif

Nothing has changed. Kids try and imitate the stars. Lebron, Kobe (big time), Durant, Chris Paul, Rondo. I'm not sure why you guys think something has changed? These guys are too athletic to be copied and MJ wasn't? Penny in his prime wasn't? What are you guys talking about? eyes.gif
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lol maybe ten years ago

It's been that long already frown.gif
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They all wanna be shoot first dribble all day PGs.  John Wall, Westbrook, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke, Kyrie, Deron Williams.....

 

Young cats don't like Kobe and don't have the physical abilities to imitate Lebron or Durant. 

 

Its real weird because most kids don't follow or like players similar to their body/talent/skill set

post #20 of 50
I'd say Iverson because most people are around 6 foot
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Most people still try to imitate Kobe on the court

THIS
post #22 of 50
Iverson is the reason that we have so many god damn score first PG's now. Iverson literally ruined a generation of ballers. Haha
post #23 of 50
I've seen kids argue about who gets to wear number 24,then if they don't get it they pick a number close to 24


First dude I ever seriously tried to copy was Tim Duncan. I was trying to shoot everything off the backboard, even threes laugh.gif. Good times
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post #24 of 50
these days i see Durant. Even down to them doing the shoulder shake at the free throw line.
post #25 of 50

A lot of Kobe imitations still.

post #26 of 50
Kobe, LeBreezy & Durant.
post #27 of 50
Kobe.
post #28 of 50
I'm always doing the Kobe post-up/lean-back fade away or up-and-under. I hate Kobe BTW.

Besides from that, I see folks trying to imitate Rondo a lot. (behind the back fake or his mini-dream shake with the off-hand)
post #29 of 50
everyone plays like iverson even though they dont like/know who he is.
Kobe is the most popular player that kids imitate, hes still that popular. You will always find somebody who will yell kobe! after a tough shot. Nobody imitates durant in my area, at least for now. LeBron is pretty common too with a strong drive, people will call them lebron

I tried to imitate KG when I was 14 lol
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rondo

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