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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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#61 » by Mighty Quinn » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:33 am

Sorely missing Garnett's turnaround mid-range jumper
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Post#62 » by DaPessimist » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:44 am

Post moves for me. That can include a fadeaway jumper I guess.
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Post#63 » by Raps in 4 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:50 am

Love the animations. All those moves are cool. It's hard to pick one.
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Post#64 » by Lalouie » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:01 am

the step back has the most "technique" because it is not as physical/physique/athletic dependent as the other moves.
it's built around the jab step which is as old as the hills so you can't get any more basic than that
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Post#65 » by 70sFan » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:52 am

These clips look amazing, could you do Gervin/Julius/Wilt finger roll and Kareem/Artis skyhook?

I'm always excited when I see someone making long finger roll in Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler and George Gervin style. It's really hard move and it looks amazing. I also like it from the post - Julius also used it quite often and of course Wilt is known for that.

Then of course skyhook should be mentioned - Kareem and Gilmore had the most beautiful ones in my opinion.
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Post#66 » by dbuff » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:57 am

Manu's euro and parker's tear drop
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Post#67 » by trueballer7 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:26 am

Lebrons crab dribble.
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Post#68 » by TheNG » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:41 am

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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#69 » by Max123 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 8:07 am

JoseRizal wrote: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:

I actually thought that despite common belief, the shot wasn’t that effective nor did Duncan shoot it thay frequently. At least this is what was claimed in Thinking Basketball’s breakdown of Duncan on Youtube.


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Post#70 » by Hillmatic94 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 8:30 am

For everyone’s knowledge: OP did not make those animations. They are part of a Kirk Goldsberry article on ESPN+. OP is not able to fulfill graphic animation requests unfortunately. Unless he’s super skilled and we all just don’t know it.
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Post#71 » by bamheat » Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:08 am

Definitely ISO or driving dunk.

It's the only one of the list that brings the house down in arena's. Jumpshot fadeways/three isn't it chief. Sorry.
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Post#72 » by LOUiS-D » Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:09 am

I'm a sucker for passing. Kidd, Nash, Luka, Joker, Sabonis, Pistol Pete, White Chocolate, Larry Legend, Magic, Bron. Those are the players that made me fall in love with the game.

Also anything Kyrie does. His balance and ability to pull up anywhere, anytime, any foot. I've been spoiled watching him this season.
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Post#73 » by penggemar » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:41 am

Penetration finished with a up and under ala Kyrie.
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#74 » by Drax » Thu Apr 8, 2021 11:10 am

I'm a sucker for spin moves.
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Post#75 » by Optms » Thu Apr 8, 2021 11:21 am

The greatest ability isn't a move but a mode activated only by the greatest of scorers. The ability go God-mode in a quarter/game. Not once, but multiple times within a month or season. Capable of happening at any point, which scared defenses to death.

Jordan
Curry
Kobe
Iverson
Arenas

To name a few. Simply unstoppable and devastating once any of these guys got hot.
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Post#76 » by turnaroundJ » Thu Apr 8, 2021 11:37 am

That move off a triple threat. A single explosive dribble towards the dominant side, pulled back under the leg from the same side. Gather the feet and pull up for a jumper. Not sure what you call this but every elite wing scorer does it.

T-Mac and Kobe would do a pivot spin backwards version after the dribble too.
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Post#77 » by God Squad » Thu Apr 8, 2021 11:46 am

Optms wrote:The greatest ability isn't a move but a mode activated only by the greatest of scorers. The ability go God-mode in a quarter/game. Not once, but multiple times within a month or season. Capable of happening at any point, which scared defenses to death.

Jordan
Curry
Kobe
Iverson
Arenas

To name a few. Simply unstoppable and devastating once any of these guys got hot.

All the names above were absolute killers on court.
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Post#78 » by Dr Aki » Thu Apr 8, 2021 12:29 pm

come on

aesthetically, it has to be the one motion skyhook

it's so mechanically beautiful
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#79 » by blackcosmos » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:10 pm

I’m a fan of iceman’s finger roll
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Re: The most beautiful technique move in basketball? 

Post#80 » by rtiff68 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:20 pm

As I went through each one of those animations, my opinion kept changing.

Great OP.

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