- With your right hand, dribble the ball so that it lands roughly a fifteen inches in front of your left foot.
- Lean forward as if to make a move towards the basket, but take the ball with your left hand and step back quickly. If performed smoothly, you’ll create a few feet of space between you and your defender.
- Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand.
- Start to spin clockwise and, as you do, lower your backside to the ground, letting yourself down with your left arm.
- By the time you are turned completely from your defender, you should have your butt and the lower part of your back touching the floor.
- Using your momentum, roll over on the floor (with the ball still in your right) and onto your feet, helping yourself back up with your left arm if required.
Move Type: Game
Tip: Positioning of the ball is key. It must be placed close enough to the defender that they attempt to take it, but not so close that they can reach it before you do.
Notes: The original version of this move was invented by Rory "Disaster" Grace, who finished the trick by knocking the ball between the defender's legs with his fist. This is what gave rise to the name "The Punch".Read More
- Crouch down very low to the ground and dribble the ball rapidly behind your back.
- Having done for this for a few seconds, cup the ball between your hand and wrist and flick it (from behind) over both you and the defender.
- Pretend to continue dribbling until the defender straightens up, then run around them and retrieve the ball.
Move Type: Game
Tip: Make sure to work on this one on your own before you try it in the park. It may appear simple, but many players catch their head in their shirt as they attempt to pull it off.
Notes: Move performed by Rashaun Daniels in Just For Fun Volume One.Read More
The Killer Crossover is a shake most associated with former Golden State and Miami point guard Tim Hardaway, often being referred to as the “UTEP Two-step” as a consequence. In an era when crossovers were rarely seen, Tim would regularly freeze his defender to the floor with this one, earning the move its ominous title. Nowadays it can still be seen on the NBA hardwood, with each new generation of players putting their own spin on the old favorite.Read More
If there's any name you can attach to this move, it's that of AND1's Alimoe, whose frequent use of the crossover has left ballers from coast to coast looking lost. Although effective in most one-on-one situations, it's best employed in transition with a defender facing you up.Read More
- Dribble down the right-hand side of the court, towards the block.
- Perform a counter-clockwise spin move so that you end up with your right foot nearly touching the baseline.
- Take a hook-shot as if you are aiming to score, but throw the ball off the side of the board so that it returns to your hands. The defender should turn to look for the rebound.
- Catch the ball and continue as desired.
While not much to look at in isolation, this crossover can be beautiful when pulled off cleanly. Former Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum has broken it out frequently over the years, often using it to create space while caught in traffic. Simple to pick up but hard to perfect, it's a valuable addition to anyone's repertoire.Read More