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Health, not practice, key to success

Updated: May 18, 2010, 9:08 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Suns assistant coach Dan Majerle, like Kobe Bryant, knows that when it comes to practice time, a lot of times, less is more.

Especially for an aging athlete.

Majerle played 14 seasons in the NBA, retiring at age 36 after the 2001-02 season. He was on the Miami Heat from 1996 to 2001, joining the team when he was 31 -- the same age Bryant is now -- and rarely practicing in order to save his body from the wear and tear.

"When you've played as long as I ...

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