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
13
10%
4) LONG RANGE 3 off the dribble ala Arenas, Curry, Lillard and Trae
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12%
 
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#41 » by zimpy27 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:49 pm

Curry's driving game is also beautiful. Underrated part of his game.
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Post#42 » by NeoDragonKnight » Wed Apr 7, 2021 8:58 pm

I forgot about the question and just enjoyed those animations! Those are amazing!
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Post#43 » by Pablo Escobar » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:05 pm

Kobe reverse pivot
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Post#44 » by Hawk » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:09 pm

Nothing beats this

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Post#45 » by Karate Diop » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:13 pm

Nothing beats a perfectly executed post move...
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Post#46 » by The_Hater » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:17 pm

Duke4life831 wrote:Im not even sure my #1 is even an option here. For me its pretty much a tie between the mid range fadeaway, or a beautiful low post move. Whether it is the Dream shake or Kareem's Skyhook.

I find the skill needed to create clean looks in such tight contested spaces fantastic to watch.


Watching Timme in the NCAA’s reminded me what a lost art the post game has become.

That said, I think Timme will have a lot of problems having a successful post game like that at the next level. He needs to get a lot stronger and the defenders will be longer, stronger and more athletic.
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Post#47 » by Lord Eder » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:23 pm

Dream Shake, McHale’s Up and Under, Kareem’s Skyhook are all glaring omissions IMO

I was always partial to Jamal Crawford’s Shake and Bake too. Tim Hardaway’s UTEP two step. The Shammgod also.

I gotta add George Gervin finger roll too and Vince Carter’s windmill lol

Dope animations btw
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Post#48 » by parsnips33 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:24 pm

Teardrop floater has to be in the conversation
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Post#49 » by The_Hater » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:34 pm

Skyhook.

Just haven’t seen one in a long time.
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Post#50 » by kj_ » Wed Apr 7, 2021 9:38 pm

Iverson crossover gets my vote.

https://youtu.be/zJMi5lvQqq8


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Post#51 » by SNPA » Wed Apr 7, 2021 10:42 pm

A Bird touch pass.
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Post#52 » by picko » Wed Apr 7, 2021 10:51 pm

Jordan's fadeaway was always a pretty move. Kareem's Skyhook also ranks highly, particularly when executed a fair distance from the basket. I'm also particularly fond of the up-and-under reverse layup - most commonly associated with Jordan but it looks great no matter who pulls it off.
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Post#53 » by Max123 » Wed Apr 7, 2021 10:53 pm

Magic Johnson’s ”Thor’s hammer” right-handed bullet passes through defenses: with or without the bounce.


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Post#54 » by Beethoven » Wed Apr 7, 2021 10:56 pm

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Post#55 » by Peja3pt » Wed Apr 7, 2021 11:15 pm

The most beautiful from the list is 2) Step back 3 ala Harden and Luka
But the most amazing, unique, akward and hard move today is The Sombor Shuffle.
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Post#56 » by spacemonkey » Wed Apr 7, 2021 11:23 pm

Post where the gifs are from OP.

I like good up and unders, myself. But i also like pass fakes that clear a defender out of the way for a layup.
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Post#57 » by JoseRizal » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:08 am

The Bank Shot by Tim Duncan. One of the most beautiful and effective, but least used shot in the NBA. The accuracy rate is much higher than any fancy shot and it's the most basic in terms of mechanics. It's still a mystery to me as to why players don't abuse this technique.

As a right hander, I can get get 10 out of 10 in the left elbow, by simply mastering this shot, and I am no professional.

Jordan's fadeaway is a masterpiece to watch, though the bank shot reminds me of a "magician" in the pool table. :wink:
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Post#58 » by DCasey91 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:14 am

Hakeem Dream Shake 1st

Wtf Wade Layup 2nd

Dirk/Jokic Slowmo Fadeway 3rd

A Dozen or so MJ moves 4th

TMac having a game 5th

HM TJ McConnell’s baby jumper into full court press into useless deflection followed by a hair/fringe adjustment is a nice combo imo.
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#59 » by GreatWhiteStiff » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:20 am

Mark Jackson in the post. Kidding.

Nothing specific but the way steve nash played offense in his prime was pretty great to watch.
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Post#60 » by Jordan Stopper » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:24 am

Not a move but loved when MJ held the ball out like this. He had the posture of a god

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