Doctor J’s Advice on Getting to Know Your Teammates

Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One-on-One

Dr. J and Larry Bird Go One-on-One

Play them one-on-one.

(link from Truehoop, which linked to 20 Second Timeout)

The Doctor says this about playing with Pistol Pete Maravich:

Erving enjoyed his brief time with Atlanta: “It really was one of the joys of my life to play with Pete, to be in training camp with him. We used to stay after practice and play one-on-one. We would play for dinner after practice. I did the same thing with George Gervin once he became my teammate [in Virginia]–I pretty much learned that from Pete. If this guys is going to be your teammate, you really need to stay after practice and get to understand his game and know his likes and his dislikes–where he likes the ball and that kind of stuff. The best way to do that is to just play–go play each other one-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-three. Play away from the coaches, away from the whole team practicing in unison.”

Lakers take heed and play some two-on-two. Kobe and Sasha vs Derek and Lamar, up to 11 straight up!

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