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What has happened to go to moves in the NBA?

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Post#1 What has happened to go to moves in the NBA?
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:50 pm by RalphWiggum

I can't really think of anyone in today's NBA that has a go to move that I know he is going to do and that I know he will get a good look and have a very decent chance at making. A lot of players in the 80's and 90's had moves/shot attempts that they had perfected to the point that you knew it was coming and you knew way more times than not that it was not a wasted shot attempt. Short of saying "he's going to drive to the rim" or "he's going to hoist/force one up" I can't ever tell what's about to happen on the court anymore. Maybe that's a good thing and shows that today's players are more diverse and can score in so many more ways that they don't depend on a signature shot but I really miss the days of guys having a move that we knew was going to happen, the defense knew was going to happen and yet it always remained effective.

Jordan-Turn around fade away
Kareem-Skyhook
Hornacek-Running one hander in the lane
Marc Jackson-Backdown baby hook
Ewing-Baseline fade away
Malone-Catch and turn fade away
Kevin Willis-Left Block one dribble and hook (maybe not so effective haha)
Olajuwon-He had a few which may go against my argument?
McHale-Catch it high, never bring it down, turn and shoot
Barkley-Catch, clear out space with his ass and score
Gervin-The finger roll

I'm sure there are lots I'm leaving out (please add to the list) and I am probably not noticing some that today's players have (also please add) but in general I just don't see it anymore with any level of consistency.
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Post#2 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:57 pm by Guy986

Harden- euro step
kobe- fadeaway
Dirk- one legged fadeaway from the post
KG- one dribble pull up
Pierce- stepback jumpshot from top of the key
Rondo- fake behind the back pass layup
Duncan- jabstep bankshot
Lebron- crab dribble
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Post#3 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:59 pm by LeChosen1

Duncan Bank shot?
Kobe turnaround?
Durant Pull Up?
Dirk One foot fade away?
Carmelo Pull Up?
Lebron Signature Momentum Killing 3(This is probably not a go to move, Just something he does quite often)
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Post#4 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:04 pm by RalphWiggum

LeChosen1 wrote:Duncan Bank shot?
Kobe turnaround?
Durant Pull Up?
Dirk One foot fade away?
Carmelo Pull Up?
Lebron Signature Momentum Killing 3(This is probably not a go to move, Just something he does quite often)

Carmelo and Durants are not signature moves, they are just stop and shoot. That's something everyone does just not as well as they do. That's why I said not just somebody hoisting a shot.The Duncan bank is a signature shot and one that I definitely should have included.
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Post#5 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:04 pm by Optms

Lol @ Lebron signature momentum killing 3

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Post#6 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:06 pm by King d

I'd say LaMarcus post fadeaway is a go to move
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Post#7 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:08 pm by dirkster41

Tony Parker teardrop also comes to mind
Blame Rasho wrote:There are players you trade, and players who ride to the end of the sunset with.... Dirk is the latter.
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Post#8 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:09 pm by RalphWiggum

King d wrote:I'd say LaMarcus post fadeaway is a go to move

That is a good one actually. When he catches it in a certain spot more times than not you know he is going to take that shot and more times than not it's a good shot. Kobe also has the Jordan style turnaround fade but I didn't include it because he misses too many of them (probably around 40% on those shots and has never shot over 47% for a year in his career)
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Post#9 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:11 pm by Based Schroeder

D-rose tear drops
Gasol verbal flops and arm flailing
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Post#10 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:12 pm by Guy986

Also Dwight Howard's running hookshot. Its ugly but effective.
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Post#11 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:17 pm by Joker

Antonio Davis -- eye poke victim
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Post#12 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:19 pm by RalphWiggum

Joker wrote:Antonio Davis -- eye poke victim

As a Raptor fan I'm shocked Davis still has eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post#13 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:43 pm by Heats_Finest

Lebron has a go to move, it's when he doesn't have deep post position. He's on about a 45 degree angle from the basket on the left wing, just inside the 3 point line back to basket. He always turns and fades baseline.

He gets them in quite regularly too, so I think it fits your definition of a go to move.
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Post#14 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:33 pm by Bskey

Lillard step-back 3 is nice
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Post#15 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:03 pm by taii1234

LeBron run stop on a dime pull up jumper from the free throw line or elbow.
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Post#16 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:22 pm by Hyaena

Melo gets a ton of points with his jab step hesitation pull up jumpers. Plus his "take a jump shot, miss it, crash the glass, go up again, get blocked, tip it, get blocked, grab the board, get fouled and score" routine. Not a signature move I guess.

Dirk's one-legged fadeaway is a classic.

Kobe's fadeaway.

Rondo's floater. Pierce's stepback. Duncan off the glass.
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Post#17 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:24 pm by sir G Wallace

Aldridge's right shoulder turn-around fadeaway is a legit signature move that is very effective and can be unstoppable at times.
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Post#18 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:27 pm by GrandTheftRondo

Pierce: Stepback
Garnett: Shimmy shake fallaway or one dribble pullup.
Kobe: Fallaway
Dirk: One legged fallaway

I could go on and on.
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Post#19 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:30 pm by StatLine

DeMar DeRozan - "AYYYEEE!" As he goes to the rim and misses
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Post#20 Re: What has happened to go to moves in the N
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:39 pm by twinthunder3

Jeremy Lin's driving to the basket.
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