Which basketball players do kids try to imitate nowadays?

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  1. nikeairforce1

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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?
     
  2. Mactastic4167

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

    A damn shame if u ask me
     
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  3. 00david00

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    they can't really imitate lebron :lol:

    i think kobe still gets imitated a lot

    i see the kevin durant knee pad/high sock combo a lot more at games too
     
  4. krazyblunts

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    whoever cries the most to the refs. i swear kids stay complaining and talking **** back to refs during games more than ever :smh:
     
  5. acemaster193

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    I used to like to model my game after Kobe, now it's about the young guys. Uncle Drew ftw.
     
  6. rck2sactown

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    My game is a lot like late 90s Anthony Mason
     
  7. mw2889

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    They look like Monta our there, most of them cant pass for ****.
     
  8. truballa101

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    Iverson
     
  9. noblekane

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    lol maybe ten years ago
     
  10. melomanfan

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    Most people still try to imitate Kobe on the court
     
  11. jumpmanfromdabay

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    Metta World Peace. Just stand at the 3 point line and chuck up shots
     
  12. PRIME

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    :lol: So true
     
  13. moonman818

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    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.
     
  14. PatRiley

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    Most likely Gary Forbes if you had to consider




    Bada goushi
     
  15. dmbrhs

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    Heaven forbid anyone actually be inspired to dress well.
     
  16. executive76

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    Not like before. It's crazy when you think about it.
     
  17. mgrand15

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

    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? :rolleyes
     
  18. jordan23dotcom

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    It's been that long already :frown:
     
  19. powerballin

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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
     
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  20. acbboyz84

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    I'd say Iverson because most people are around 6 foot