The most beautiful technique move in basketball?

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The most beautiful technique move in basketball?

1) Fadeaway ala MJ and Dirk
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69%
2) Step back 3 ala Harden and Luka
12
9%
3) ISOlation or driving DUNK ala Shaq, Lebron, Giannis and Zion
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10%
4) LONG RANGE 3 off the dribble ala Arenas, Curry, Lillard and Trae
15
12%
 
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Post#81 » by lobosloboslobos » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:21 pm

the power and poetry of a spectacular rejection that meets a shot at its apex and suddenly swats it into the stands

everybody loves those and rightly so
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Post#82 » by Lord Eder » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:28 pm

70sFan wrote:Then of course skyhook should be mentioned - Kareem and Gilmore had the most beautiful ones in my opinion.


Oh man, I went and checked out Gilmore highlights on youtube. The fro, the goatee, side burns, ABA ball and left handed shot all add up to a cool AF looking skyhook. Very smooth. Kareem's seems more mechanical in comparison, more based on height. It reminds me of a giraffe. But Artis is just a flow after the power dribble, like a wave.
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Post#83 » by Lord Eder » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:30 pm

lobosloboslobos wrote:the power and poetry of a spectacular rejection that meets a shot at its apex and suddenly swats it into the stands

everybody loves those and rightly so


You know what's even more spectacular than rejecting a ball into the stands Lobo? Blocking a shot and keeping it in play, retaining possession for your team. Ho man, just the thought gets me fired up.

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Post#84 » by Zombiesonics » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:32 pm

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Voted fadeaway but the crossover deserves some love
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Post#85 » by lobosloboslobos » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:46 pm

Lord Eder wrote:
lobosloboslobos wrote:the power and poetry of a spectacular rejection that meets a shot at its apex and suddenly swats it into the stands

everybody loves those and rightly so


You know what's even more spectacular than rejecting a ball into the stands Lobo? Blocking a shot and keeping it in play, retaining possession for your team. Ho man, just the thought gets me fired up.

:D


A utilitarian, I see. Yeah, I can relate. Maybe the most beautiful technique is just the perfect execution of the right technique for any given situation.
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Post#86 » by Lord Eder » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:51 pm

lobosloboslobos wrote:
Lord Eder wrote:
lobosloboslobos wrote:the power and poetry of a spectacular rejection that meets a shot at its apex and suddenly swats it into the stands

everybody loves those and rightly so


You know what's even more spectacular than rejecting a ball into the stands Lobo? Blocking a shot and keeping it in play, retaining possession for your team. Ho man, just the thought gets me fired up.

:D


A utilitarian, I see. Yeah, I can relate. Maybe the most beautiful technique is just the perfect execution of the right technique for any given situation.


I was doing my Leo Rautins impression, but thinking about it, the 2 handed pin against the backboard ala Kenyon Martin/Michael Jordan, or the one handed take away ala Mark Eaton are pretty BAD moves

Speaking of defense, LeBron's chase down block probably deserves a mention
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Post#87 » by knuckles862 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:16 pm

I think a pass through traffic is the most beautiful thing in basketball not sure if that counts tho
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#88 » by Lucas Mileib » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:28 pm

Doncic's behind the back step back 3
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Post#89 » by rzzzzz » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:34 pm

Embiid’s step back (he’s so big he doesn’t have to totally fade) is a thing of beauty, though his Euro-step is kind of jaw dropping.

However, 1 and 2 have got to be Kareem’s skyhook and the Hakeem dream shake.
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Post#90 » by mcgrady_1 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:38 pm

This right here is unstoppable. Lol.

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But on a serious note MJ's fade away was a thing of beauty but my favorite was the Dream Shake. Hakeem would be an unstoppable force in today's NBA. The Dream Shake was like a finishing combo you play in Killer Instinct.
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#91 » by Kobe187 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:48 pm

Fade aways “MJ, Kobe, Dirk”. It’s so effective, MJ used to tell defenders he was going to do it beforehand and they still couldn’t stop it. It’s also so hard to do properly.
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Post#92 » by Kobe187 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:53 pm

What about low post spin? Underrated technique, but very effective as you can spin and finish on either side of the defender. Low post is becoming somewhat of a lost art.
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Post#93 » by Wilfried » Fri Apr 9, 2021 8:30 am

Oscar9992 wrote:The most beautiful technique move in basketball?


1) Fadeaway ala MJ and Dirk

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2) Step back 3 ala Harden and Luka

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3) ISOlation or driving DUNK ala Shaq, Lebron, Giannis and Zion

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4) LONG RANGE 3 off the dribble ala Arenas, Curry, Lillard and Trae

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Joel Embiid has first 3 in his arsenal

Are there other in this era who has more than 2 ?
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#94 » by Chandan » Fri Apr 9, 2021 8:59 am

I always love tear drops.
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Post#95 » by God Squad » Fri Apr 9, 2021 9:20 am

Lucas Mileib wrote:Doncic's behind the back step back 3

Not better or as consistent as Harden's. sorry
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#96 » by Stone » Fri Apr 9, 2021 12:38 pm

There is nothing like a good windmill dunk to get the crowd going. So dunks first.

I would go with the fade away next.
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Post#97 » by Buzzard » Fri Apr 9, 2021 12:54 pm

phanman wrote:I'm a sucker for players that are able to just walk up and pull up from 3. Especially those long range bombs a la Steph and Dame.

Those shimmy mid range's are beautiful to see but it's not prevalent in the game today anymore.

I am with you on the walk up three. It shocks opponents. All they can do is turn around and pass the ball in.

I also think Trae's floater is something to behold. Only 6'1" and getting so many points in the paint this season.
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#98 » by beeshma » Fri Apr 9, 2021 3:22 pm

Thank you for asking this question. I would assume 70% of people would choose the drive to the basket (as I did). I am shocked that I see the game so differently from majority of poll respondents.

The drive has so many beautiful variants too, like the crossover, eurostep, spin, etc.
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Post#99 » by Wigginstime » Fri Apr 9, 2021 6:07 pm

No look pass

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Alley-oop pass
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