people see a few fade away jumpers of kobe and think he has a smooth game ? selfish, inefficient play style that contains 1-2 "flashy" plays a game. there's a reason he's never shot above 46% a single season, dude just didn't have it.
Literally everyone you think had “it” would say he had it too.
Have to mention Lebrons smooth spin move (which i think may even be the best spin move in history), many can do it but not at 6'9-260 after running a 100 mph fastbreak, its smooth, quick, explosive & he covers SOOO much ground with it.
That very first Penny gif delivers in spades. Penny wasn't the smoothest player aesthetically, especially his shooting form, but his footwork a lot of times could easily negate that clunkiness to his shot. He was a cerebral guy and probably too much of a perfectionist to unleash himself on the regular, but when it came out for a few minutes or a quarter at a time it was beautiful.
It was a nice move but when im looking for a nice clean screen split im not checking for Lebron. Im checking for Mark Price:
Mark Price had some really underrated moments - you'd get the feeling he was some Pistol Pete clone/Jason Williams mentor during these. I remember a play against the Bulls, maybe in the early/mid-90's (before '95) in which he combined some crazy dribbles and a crazy pass to an open long range shot, but I haven't found that play for quite some time - would be fine to make a gif out of this. A pretty "wtf" play that you wouldn't expect from your typical white guard back then.
****in tmac. He puts a move like that on somebody and they're hopeless to get him back at the other end. I don't give a damn if you put prime air jordan out there with his patented turnaround. If tmac was engaged, he's the only dude that still blocks it. Guy could totally demoralize his opponent into a mood of "i dont want to play anymore"