Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Peak Performance Case Study
Watching the NBA playoffs this week, I had a question. Why doesn't anyone in the NBA use the hookshot anymore? It is a lost art. Long ago, however, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar perfected the shot (called "the Skyhook") which became his signature shot. He was so good with it that he became the NBA's leading career scorer before his retirement.
Below is an ESPN.com outstanding video featuring the development of the Skyhook and NBA Hall of Famer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
For more on Peak Performance, click on The Handbook of Peak Performance.