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.Continue reading
Basketball is a team game that is best to watch when it’s played unselfishly by players who are willing to make the extra pass and move the ball instead of forcing a shot of their own.
However, even within the concept of a team offense, there are still many situations which call for players to make 1-on-1 basketball moves to get past their defender.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Passing fundamentals are often neglected by basketball players and coaches alike.
While breaking down passing form may not be the most “fun” part of basketball, a great passing team is almost always a good team to play on and to coach.
One important pass that is often forgotten is the baseball pass.Continue reading
Basketball is a physically demanding sport.
While it doesn’t feature the pure violent contact that a sport such as football or ice hockey does, it’s a sport that can be tough on a player’s body.
In addition to there being physical contact between two players who are wearing no protective gear, basketball requires a lot of running, jumping, and many quick changes-of-direction.
That’s probably why some of the most common basketball injuries occur to a player’s lower body.Continue reading