Jon Brockman is more than just the best big man to come out of the University of Washington since Spencer Hawes. No, he is a well-rounded human being basketball player.
Complete with a repertoire of trick shots and a catchphrase — “that’s how it’s done.” Pretty soon that will be sweeping the nation and we’ll all be texting “THID” or putting #THID on the end of our tweets.
Anyway, here is a collection of his trick shots caught on tape (hat tip to our friend Trey at The Basketball Jones). It’s pretty impressive. #THID
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What’s still up in the air is Bryant’s participation in one last Olympics. Bryant has been in consideration to make Team USA this summer at the games in Rio de Janeiro, and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo tells ESPN.com’s Marc Stein that he hasn’t ruled that out yet:
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo tells https://t.co/EXInXOMads that Kobe Bryant remains in contention for Team USA spot for Rio 2016
Kobe was asked about this at his post-game press conference Sunday and said it was not a goal, but if it was offered he’d consider it.
“I’d be honored if that was there, it would be fantastic to be around that group and spend kind of the last journey with them,” Bryant said. “That being said, it’s not something that I’m obsessing over.”
‘When Bryant made it known that he wanted to play in Rio, he made it clear to Colangelo and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski that he wanted to earn a spot, not be given one as a lifetime achievement award. Watching him so far this season, it’s almost impossible to imagine him making the roster on merit.
But nobody should begrudge him if he wanted to extend the farewell tour just a little bit longer.