Signature Player Moves
A signature move is using a combination of natural gifts, personal playing style and skill execution.
Dead Leg Drive Step Back, Kyrie Irving. Dribble drive outside hand and seal with inside leg step, step back dribble with opposite foot creating separation / space and pull up jumper. Counter with head fake re-drive outside or crossover dribble and inside of defender.
No Look Pass, Magic Johnson. Pass the ball while looking in another direction.
Behind the back pass. Maravich. Wrap the ball behind your back to pass. Counter with wrapping the ball around waist and keep it for another pass or lay-up
25 Foot Threes, Curry. 3 Point shot sop deep defender is not even thinking you’d shot from that distance.
Euro-Step, Ginobili and James Harden. While driving to basket step in one direction and the next step step into the opposite direction.
1 Foot Step Back Fade, Dirk N. Back down dribble, jump stop, jump off two feet away from basket and spin onto one foot, all while loading the shot and shoot over defender.
Contact Shimmy Fadaway 15 Foot Fade Away, Jordan and Kobe. Back down dribble, shimmy off contact and fade away jumper.
Runner Jump Shot, Nash. 15 foot and in jump shot off one foot in order to quickly get shot off over help defender / shot blocker.
6-12 Foot Bank Shot, Duncan. From 12 ft Short Wing or 12 ft Low post extended spot catch and square and shoot over, Jab and Shot, or dribble drive to elbow and spin back to baseline for bank shot
Chase Down Block, Lebron. Sprint back on defense and block shot from unsuspecting shooter.
Cross Over keeping the ball with a counter- Iverson
Killer Crossover - Pound and cross
Skate Dribble Crossover, Klay Thompson. Cross over and leave both feet in a slow passive hesitation movement to one direction and aggressively go the other direction. Counter would be a Double Skate.
The Shammgod, God Shammgod. Dribble ball out in front on one side of body and with opposite side hand v-dribble across your body with opposite hand drive forward or pull up dribble. Counter move would be a cross over.
Dream Shake, Hakeem Olajuwon - Dribble Down Post Jump Stop, Show the ball with one hand, Pivot away and Pivot in for step thrown finish.
Jump Hook Wrist Shot - Getting high and using the wrist
Double Pivot Step Through - Brunson
Back Pivot, Jalen Brunson, Jump Stop, Reverse Pivot, Pass, Shot, Hook, Step Through Finish, Step Through Pass
Sky Hook - Kareem
Right Hand Pound Pull Up Jumper - Jerry West
Step Back using long Jab and between the back legs dribble to Shot
Killer Jab - Out of the catch, Triple Threat and Jab until defender is off balance with shot or drive
Bully Ball - Back down defender and Hop Pivot into Jump Stop and finish strong to the basket.
Pump Fake - Get player in the air and jump step into contact
Scissor Dribble, Bird and Jordan. Dribble at defender and freeze defender with double or triple scissor and blow by them.
Shake and Bake, Jamal Crawford. Inside out, behind the back dribble twice and Jump Stop and Shot. Get defender of balance laterally.
Palm Fake, Michael Jordan. Fake a shot or pass. Only works if you have giant hands.
Black Tornado, Shaq. Back Down Dribble with quick Zig Zag Spins with quick drop step under basket for dunk..
Floater, Tony Parker. Off 2 or 1 foot guards use a high arching one hand finish over shot blocker.
Probing Dribble, Steve Nash. Dribble penetration and re-start all while finding cutters
One Hand Bullet, Jason Kidd. Pound the ball and quickly pass to teammate with one hand off dribble.
Finger Roll, George Gervin. Finish at the basket while shielding the defender behind you. Also float over the defenders in front of you.
Baseline Elbow Drive Drop Step Move, Dominique Wilkins. Triple threat at short corner, drive to elbow and drop step seal and finish at the basket