Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Heat superstar forward LeBron James took his game to another level last season by getting his post-up game working. LeBron dominated as a power forward on the offensive end and now is trying to further enhance his game.
It turns out; LeBron has been working on a classic shot to add to his already almost unstoppable arsenal. LeBron is trying to perfect a skyhook shot, which was the shot NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used to score the most points in NBA history.
“I’ll be down here even more this year,” James told ESPN’s Heat Index Blog during a recent workout, “Might as well keep getting more comfortable.”
James has one disadvantage to Kareem when he tries to utilize the skyhook. Kareem was launching the ball with a silky touch as seven-foot center with a high release point. LeBron can get to that release point, but will have to get a good jump.
Still, the possibility of LeBron mastering the skyhook would be a nightmare for opponents. James already incorporated some elements of Hakeem Olajuwon’s Dream Shake into his post game last season.
James will once again likely be called on to play power forward this year. LeBron played the position in the playoffs last season with a great deal of success as teams either couldn’t match his power or his speed at the position.
LeBron will be teamed with Chris Bosh, who will likely line up at center for the Heat in a small ball type of lineup that propelled the team to the NBA Championship last year.