An American-invented game hinged to science, skill and speed, basketball is played by two teams with five or (in rare circumstances) fewer players on each side. The ball is round and can be batted, bounced, rolled or thrown within the jurisdiction of the playing rules. The object of the game is tossing the ball through one of the two 10-foot-high baskets at opposite ends of the floor. If Team A shoots successfully into its own basket, it' s two or three points for Team A. It is also two points for Team 6 if Team A mistakenly shoots successfully into Team B' s basket.Read More
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
- 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.
- Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand.
- Cross the ball over to your left hand.
- With the ball on your left, straighten up as if to cross it back.
- Instead of dribbling the ball, simply drop it.
- Lean forward and catch the ball with your right hand.
- Pull it back to your right and continue from there.
If you want evidence of the efficacy of the move, you need look no further than Manu Ginobili, who found himself looking at thin air after Baron Davis turned him the wrong way with this one. Solid footwork and body control are required here, as well as good timing to ensure that the ball isn't exposed to the defender at any point.Read More