Kobe, Howard learned from Olajuwon

A certain Hall of Famer in Houston has been teaching current stars his biggest secrets

Updated: March 2, 2011, 10:31 AM ET
By Chris Palmer | ESPN The Magazine

Kobe Bryant drives hard down the right side of the lane in a January matchup with the Suns. Coming to a jump stop on the low block, he picks up his dribble and the defense, as usual, converges. Bryant fakes a shot, which sends Grant Hill airborne. But Hill's teammate Channing Frye doesn't bite, so Bryant quickly pivots on his right foot, turns his back to both Suns and fakes a pass to an imaginary cutter. Then, just as quickly, he steps back and launches a fadeaway jumper. His feet never stop moving.