Most of us here reading and writing at Pounding the Rock don't just watch basketball, we also play. With other priorities, we often don't have as much time as we would like to work on our games, but there are fortunately some great tutorials on Youtube for learning some signature NBA moves that could help beef up your game. Let's check out some demonstrations of your favorite Spur moves.
For years, Manu has made a career out of his Euro-step move. And now you can learn the fundamentals behind it from the man who popularized it in the NBA.
Any time Manu Ginobili is giving advice on playing basketball, I'd recommend taking it.
By now, we've gotten used to Tony Parker's crossovers and spin moves. I Love Basketball TV does an awesome analysis of a variation of the Parker crossover that has torched many a defender over the years.
Near the end of the video, there is a nice side-by-side comparison of Tony and Coach Rocky using the in-and-out crossover move to illustrate how to throw the defender off-balance.
If you're a big man looking for more buckets in the paint, then you should check out Shot Mechanics' video on Tim Duncan's post reverse pivot move.
What I appreciate about this tutorial is the fact that it goes in depth on all of the footwork and the mechanics behind this post move. It's also interesting to see their analysis on how Duncan is successfully able to implement this move in game.
Maybe you're not as talented a basketball player as you would like to be, but you still want to be like a player on your favorite NBA team. Well then have no fear, for Patty Mills "aka Patty Cakes" has prepared the perfect towel waving video just for you!
What isn't great about this video?
So, what do you guys think? Any chance you'll drop one of these moves in your next pickup game? Perhaps even the Patty-patented "propeller"?