Category Archives for "Skills"

How to Do the Dream Shake in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

Named after its Hall of Fame innovator, the Dream Shake was popularized in the 1980’s and 1990’s by league MVP and 2-time NBA champion, Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon.

Olajuwon used his background in soccer to develop the famous move that is based largely on footwork and deception, and it remains one of the most well known and effective moves in the game today.

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How to Do a Crossover in Basketball (3 Advanced Variations)

The ability to make a play off the dribble and get by your defender to attack the middle of the defense is one of the most useful offensive skills you can have on the basketball court.

Typically, getting past that defender requires changing speeds and directions, and the crossover dribble is the perfect way to do both of those things.

While it may seem elementary to some, the crossover dribble can be one of the most effective ways to beat your initial defender and create a scoring opportunity for yourself or a teammate.

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How to Do a Drop Step in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

The drop step is one of the most basic moves on a basketball court, and should be a staple for any player who wants to score around the basket.

It’s a move that every youth player should be introduced to at the youth level, and every advanced player should fine tune over time – regardless of their position.

Though it is simple, the drop step can still be one of the most effective ways to score around the basket when performed correctly.

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How to Do a Hook Shot in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

The hook shot is said to have originated in the 1930’s when a Lithuanian player used it for the first time, but many also give credit to a former Harlem Globetrotter for originating the move.

It has since become popularized by NBA legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and many more throughout the history of the game.

Regardless of its true origin story, the hook shot has been one of the most commonly used post moves in the game of basketball for decades, and will be an effective shot in years to come for players who do it correctly.

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How to Perform the Euro Step in Basketball (5-Step Guide)

The Euro Step is an extremely effective move that allows a player with the ball to evade a defender and finish at the basket with a wide open layup.

It’s a move that has become much more popular in recent years.

It was used in European leagues for years, but wasn’t seen much in North America until around 1989, when Šarūnas Marčiulionis brought it to the NBA.

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