Posted Mar 22 2001 12:00AM
ULTIMATE COMPONENT: HEART
Some player achieve greatness because they not only developed their skills to a world-class level but they displayed a desire and persistence and constancy of purpose that is truly world-class. In our final ultimate component, Brad Greenberg looks at the players with the most desire and heart.
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The mind may be the most important ingredient needed in building the Ultimate Player. NBA.com's Brad Greenberg "racks his brain" for a look at the top basketball heads in NBA history, analyzing players like Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, John Stockton and others.
WEEK 2: EYES
Some people call it "court vision", others call it "a feel for the game". Visionary players have the ability to see the game in ways different than others. Brad Greenberg gives us his take on the players with the best basketball eyes.
WEEK 3: HANDS
The ability to control the basketball creates distinctions among players. When it comes to ballhandling, passing, shooting and defense, the hands play a very important role. Our resident guru, Brad Greenberg, breaks down the NBA players that control the game with their hands.
WEEK 4: ARMS
Which players have the strongest arms in the history of the game? NBA players have a combination of strength, length, and power. Our resident guru, Brad Greenberg, flexes his muscles and looks at the NBA players with the top arms.
WEEK 5: LEGS
A player's legs are the keys to running and jumping ability. They also play a large part in positioning at both the defensive and offensive ends of the court. Brad Greenberg, streches his own and looks at the NBA players with the strongest legs.
Feet are the key to speed and quickness on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. Brad Greenberg shows how nimble he is by navigating through the players with the fleetest feet in the league.
WEEK 7:: HAIR/MOUTH
Self-expression is one of the keys to successful hoops. Many NBA stars have been outspoken and have displayed their own sense of flair. Brad Greenberg gets down with his bad self and checks out the most dynamic and outspoken players in the league