“Actually That Was Dr. J”: Nick Van Exel Reveals Julius Erving And Not Michael Jordan Inspired His One-Handed Basketball Palm Fake

Michael Jordan may have inspired many players to copy his moves, but his famous one-hand palm fake was something Nick Van Exel took from Julius Erving instead. Jordan’s signature moves include an array of different combos, fakes, and shot styles…

“Kobe Bryant Used To Do Us Dirty In Practice”: Nick Van Exel Opens Up About The ‘Mamba Mentality’ Kobe Would Bring As He Used To “Work So Freaking Hard”

Kobe Bryant was one of the hardest working players ever in NBA history, something Nick Van Exel recently spoke up about during an episode of ‘Knuckleheads.’ ‘The Mamba Mentality’ is famous for what it embodies. Kobe Bryant was always the…

“I’m going to cross Ben Wallace up and dunk on him”: Nick Van Exel recounts the time Kobe Bryant did exactly what he said he was going to do in his early Lakers days

Kobe Bryant told his teammates that he was going to cross up Ben Wallace and dunk on him and according to Nick van Exel, it’s what he did.  If there was one player in the history of the league who had the…