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jimm120
11-27-2009, 08:27 PM
I was just thinking about the **** called Kobe and his stupid remark about NY never having a Marquee guy and started to think about Ewing and how special he was with his shot.

I then started thinking that I don't really see that shot anymore. Does anyone else in the league do a fade-away consistently or even sometimes anymore?

Ewing was a god with that thing. It'd be nice if Dwight Howard would learn to do it, so he could have a good offensive skill set (which is missing, as evidenced by last year's finals).


Edit:

Oh, and if you don't know what the fade-away is, just look at my banner below. the 3 shots are all fade-aways.

Here is a clip of one. Its the first shot by Ewing. Not his best fade-away but haven't looked too much.

Shady66
11-27-2009, 08:31 PM
I think only certain players use it, that have mastered it, its also used in desperate situations. I mainly watch the Suns, but I see Nash do it 1 - 4 times a game.

sofargone
11-27-2009, 08:33 PM
bosh uses it sometimes...it looks terrible though

GodsSon
11-27-2009, 08:36 PM
Vince Carter used to do it all the time in TO...pretty sure he still does

Jayg1712
11-27-2009, 08:39 PM
Jamaal Mashburn - GOAT at fadeaways.

Jack of Blades
11-27-2009, 08:40 PM
Dirk does it on all of his shots lol.

bctgg27
11-27-2009, 08:44 PM
Doesn't Boozer do a bit of a fade away on his shot?

Toenail Clipper
11-27-2009, 08:45 PM
I think Carmelo does it, I'm not sure.

BlondeBomber41
11-27-2009, 08:45 PM
Yeah Dirk shoots a ton of fadeaways, its his signature shot.

Bucks24226
11-27-2009, 08:53 PM
I still see some use it, it's one of those things coaches absolutely hate though.

ko8e24
11-27-2009, 08:56 PM
Kobe has been doin it for 13+ yrs, wut r u talkin bout :confused:

jimm120
11-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Kobe has been doin it for 13+ yrs, wut r u talkin bout :confused:

When doing the topic, I thought about him. He does do it every once in a while...but it just doesn't feel right when a "small" player does it.

The way Patrick did it was amazing. It had such grace. It was the Ying and the Yang coming together. The perfect storm. The eye of the tornado.

When Kobe does it (not much, imo), he looks as if he's chucking it up and hoping it comes down.

lakerskbp24
11-27-2009, 09:00 PM
^Thats exactly what i was gonna say!

colinskik
11-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Yeah tons of players still shoot like that all the time, primarily Dirk. And VC used to hit that shot everytime. Not so much anymore but still damn good at it.

jetsfan28
11-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Kobe has one of the best ever. Dirk has a great one, and can even hit it going to his weak side instead of his strong side, which is very, very difficult. Other than that, it has been slowly taken out of the game, as teams realize there are much higher percentage shots.

Toenail Clipper
11-27-2009, 09:02 PM
When doing the topic, I thought about him. He does do it every once in a while...but it just doesn't feel right when a "small" player does it.

The way Patrick did it was amazing. It had such grace. It was the Ying and the Yang coming together. The perfect storm. The eye of the tornado.

When Kobe does it (not much, imo), he looks as if he's chucking it up and hoping it comes down.

How about MJ then?

lakerskbp24
11-27-2009, 09:03 PM
I don't know if kobe just chucks it up? Its a bit silly to think he chucks up and makes it more than half the time lol!

Paris Bulls
11-27-2009, 09:07 PM
Kobe has a mean fade away game

The_Ocho_24
11-27-2009, 09:15 PM
I was just thinking about the **** called Kobe and his stupid remark about NY never having a Marquee guy and started to think about Ewing and how special he was with his shot.

I then started thinking that I don't really see that shot anymore. Does anyone else in the league do a fade-away consistently or even sometimes anymore?

Ewing was a god with that thing. It'd be nice if Dwight Howard would learn to do it, so he could have a good offensive skill set (which is missing, as evidenced by last year's finals).


Edit:

Oh, and if you don't know what the fade-away is, just look at my banner below. the 3 shots are all fade-aways.

Here is a clip of one. Its the first shot by Ewing. Not his best fade-away but haven't looked too much.



do u realize kobe arguably has the best fade away in the nba?????????????? ewings "fade-aways" looked a lot like baby hooks lol

blacknell
11-27-2009, 09:20 PM
michael jordan son tries to use it

KobeIs
11-27-2009, 09:25 PM
a guy that goes by the name of kobe bryant

NJ#1FAN
11-27-2009, 09:35 PM
I was just thinking about the **** called Kobe and his stupid remark about NY never having a Marquee guy and started to think about Ewing and how special he was with his shot.

I then started thinking that I don't really see that shot anymore. Does anyone else in the league do a fade-away consistently or even sometimes anymore?

Ewing was a god with that thing. It'd be nice if Dwight Howard would learn to do it, so he could have a good offensive skill set (which is missing, as evidenced by last year's finals).


Edit:

Oh, and if you don't know what the fade-away is, just look at my banner below. the 3 shots are all fade-aways.

Here is a clip of one. Its the first shot by Ewing. Not his best fade-away but haven't looked too much.

:facepalm:

Are you serious? You do watch basketball right? There are lots of guys that shoot fade-aways all the time. Kobe, Wade, Roy, Carmelo, VC, McGrady, to name a few; and the list goes on and on.

How much worse can these forum posts get?

bignate14
11-27-2009, 09:39 PM
karl malone did it on his free throws when he was on the lakers

GiantMetKnick
11-27-2009, 09:39 PM
KG has a nice fade away

NJ#1FAN
11-27-2009, 09:43 PM
When doing the topic, I thought about him. He does do it every once in a while...but it just doesn't feel right when a "small" player does it.

The way Patrick did it was amazing. It had such grace. It was the Ying and the Yang coming together. The perfect storm. The eye of the tornado.

When Kobe does it (not much, imo), he looks as if he's chucking it up and hoping it comes down.

You really must not watch much basketball. Either that or your like 12 years old.

First off, Kobe shoots tons of fade-aways. Second, Ewings fade-away was OK. He hit it consistently which was why it became his signature shot.

Honestly, centers shouldn't be shooting fade-aways. They're 7 feet tall. They can shoot over most players without having to fade-away. Any center shooting fade-aways on a regular basis should be benched.

Trouble87
11-27-2009, 09:51 PM
Dirk does it

most of the elite shooters in the league use it at some point

zambo4president
11-27-2009, 10:11 PM
Yeah players are still doing the fade but it's not as popular as before.

jetsfan28
11-27-2009, 10:23 PM
You really must not watch much basketball. Either that or your like 12 years old.

First off, Kobe shoots tons of fade-aways. Second, Ewings fade-away was OK. He hit it consistently which was why it became his signature shot.

Honestly, centers shouldn't be shooting fade-aways. They're 7 feet tall. They can shoot over most players without having to fade-away. Any center shooting fade-aways on a regular basis should be benched.

They're usually shooting over other 7 foot tall guys. Ewing had to shoot over Smits (7'4"), Zo (6'10" and a better jumper), Hakeem (7 ft), Longley (7'2"), etc.

Ray_R
11-27-2009, 10:24 PM
Yeah players are still doing the fade but it's not as popular as before.

:nod:

blackjack_119
11-27-2009, 10:27 PM
The fadeaway is Dirk and LaMarcus Aldridge's bread and butter.

NYMetros
11-27-2009, 10:30 PM
KG used to have a dynamite fade-away in Minnesota. He doesn't seem to be hitting it as consistently as he usually does this year, though. He seems like he's still feeling the effects of the off-season surgery.

Jack of Blades
11-27-2009, 10:38 PM
Now that I think about it, the fade away is probably Dirks most consistent shot.

Mile High Champ
11-27-2009, 10:44 PM
I don think anyone does it more than Anthony Parker

ZHawk1123
11-27-2009, 10:47 PM
Dirk Nowitzki

J_M_B
11-27-2009, 10:57 PM
I think Carmelo and Dirk use it. I've seen Jermaine O'Neal do a couple of times.

HoopsDrive
11-27-2009, 11:00 PM
Everytime I watch Dirk play he does a fadeaway some 3-4 times a game. He's one of the best in the league at this if not the best.

i.got.the.nutz
11-27-2009, 11:53 PM
Dirk, Kobe, and Garnett.

*Superman*
11-28-2009, 12:14 AM
I personally love the fade away, one of the hardest shots to block. I dont know if VC has a fade or he just shoots that way.

rapswin98
11-28-2009, 12:14 AM
kobe and dirk uses it best

ko8e24
11-28-2009, 12:32 AM
I personally love the fade away, one of the hardest shots to block. I dont know if VC has a fade or he just shoots that way.

ya i actually think he shoots is that way. thats his shooting mechanic.

tonyd3b54
11-28-2009, 12:39 AM
kg does the turn around fade on like 70 percent of his touches in the post...

Gambeezy
11-28-2009, 12:45 AM
Dirk has turned the fade-away into a consistent money-maker. He hits it quite often.

Raph12
11-28-2009, 01:45 AM
Out of the bigs, Dirk still does it and both KG and Sheed had great fadeaway jumpers in their prime.

Jaji
11-28-2009, 02:54 AM
Jordan had the best fadeaway ever, not Ewing. Besides Ewing carried and/or traveled every time he dribbled the ball.

MJ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0Uw5B--arA


Gotta say Kobe is the best right now with it.

Kobe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-l8_Knvb2g&feature=related

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-28-2009, 06:23 AM
If kobe takes a jumpshot, 95% of them are fadeaways or fallaways

So what tha hell are you talking about!
Another stupid thread!

Lionesque
11-28-2009, 06:49 AM
The fade away is all Rasheed Wallace do!

Young2Kinsler
11-28-2009, 10:17 AM
The fade away is the shot that makes Dirk the toughest matchup in the NBA. Small guys can't reach to cover it, and big guys can't move like that to block it.

jimm120
11-28-2009, 10:46 AM
The fade away is the shot that makes Dirk the toughest matchup in the NBA. Small guys can't reach to cover it, and big guys can't move like that to block it.

I think that is what made Patrick's fadeaway so awesome and jaw-dropping. It is already an extremely hard shot to block, but then his height...

bigsams50
11-28-2009, 12:05 PM
KG, Kobe, and Dirk all still do fade-aways

AIMelo=KillaDUO
11-28-2009, 12:25 PM
Kobe, Dirk, AI, Bosh, Nash, Pierce,

MakaSizzle
11-28-2009, 12:44 PM
MJ invented the fadeaway. thats perfection

notoriouzzzz
11-28-2009, 01:22 PM
When doing the topic, I thought about him. He does do it every once in a while...but it just doesn't feel right when a "small" player does it.

The way Patrick did it was amazing. It had such grace. It was the Ying and the Yang coming together. The perfect storm. The eye of the tornado.

When Kobe does it (not much, imo), he looks as if he's chucking it up and hoping it comes down.
First ur the ****.. the fadeway away is a "small" player move.. most guards in the league do it if they get in the post. I don't know what game ur watching. pay more attention.. it's a finese move to get separation when u elevate.

KayNti
11-28-2009, 01:31 PM
Carmelo, Kobe, Vince, Pierce, T-Mac (remember him?), Lebron and Anthony Parker

Pornstar86
11-28-2009, 07:08 PM
kobe and wade both have fade-aways in the bag of tricks...and do it often

SA5195
11-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Kobe and Dirk do it.

I saw Bosh do it a couple of times. Anthony Parker did it often when he was in TO, I remember Vince doing it too.

Sox72
11-28-2009, 08:13 PM
was this thread supposed to be an ironic joke? there are a ton of players that still use the fadeaway....:confused:

MTar786
11-29-2009, 05:04 AM
kobe does it often.. not sometimes.. and at a HIGH succes rate. i know KG used to use it a lot.. iduno about anymore. when kg played for the twolves it was his go to move. and it was almost automatic

MTar786
11-29-2009, 05:05 AM
MJ invented the fadeaway. thats perfection

hakeem invented the fadeaway.. jordan made it popular

MTar786
11-29-2009, 05:12 AM
hakeem invented the fadeaway.. jordan made it popular

sorry.. im wrong my self.. none of them created the fadeaway.. i meant.. hakeem perfected the fadeaway b4 jordan even consistantly used it in his arsenal

DenButsu
11-29-2009, 05:34 AM
I don't think I can remember watching an NBA game when an announcer did NOT say, "and ________ with the fadeaway..." Probably about half of all contested jump shots taken in the NBA are fadeaways, I'd guess. "Does anyone do the "Fade-Away" anymore?" Uh, yes (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nba+fadeaway&search_type=&aq=f).

_KB24_
11-29-2009, 06:02 AM
Dirk seems to do it all the time. In fact, I can't remember him shooting a jumper without fading a little. So I would say he mastered it.

Kobe, Dirk, Nash, Gasol, Garnett have all got it.

jimm120
11-29-2009, 07:42 AM
I don't think I can remember watching an NBA game when an announcer did NOT say, "and ________ with the fadeaway..." Probably about half of all contested jump shots taken in the NBA are fadeaways, I'd guess. "Does anyone do the "Fade-Away" anymore?" Uh, yes (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nba+fadeaway&search_type=&aq=f).

But I mean like the "real" fadeaway. By "real", I mean a small post up and then quickly turn, lean back a lot, and shoot over the outstretched arm of your defender.

I don't consider someone stopping dribble and jumping (while leaning slightly back) to be a fadeaway. I consider the postup and then turn and shoot with a lean to be a true fadeaway.

I saw Carmelo do it in the Knicks/Nuggets game this friday. Once only, but he did it. But I remember Ewing doing some really heavy, leaned fadeaways which just looked cool.

I gotta watch more Mavs games to see Dirk.

Lakers_ftw
11-29-2009, 08:26 PM
Anybody remember James Edwards? Now that was a fadeaway.

Mavrix
11-29-2009, 09:21 PM
Dirk

Hotone1401
11-29-2009, 09:24 PM
From what I can tell and how this generation has developed is that it's easier to go right (fade right) and pull up for a jumpshot because it's harder to defend and takes less energy to do if you have enough skill to make the shot each time. The classic fadaways we're use to seeing from Jordan's era are really only seen from guys like Dirk and KG in the post because they really don't need much lift to get a clean look at the basket. Just my opinion because I use to try to do MJ's fadaway all the time when I was young but being older now I rely much more going to my right and pulling up or fading right because it just takes less out of me and it's much easier to get a clean look at the basket while the defender is on their heels.

Tymer
11-29-2009, 10:15 PM
jermaine oneal does it not as much as he did when he was a youth

Sheed used to do it too

DenButsu
11-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Another question maybe worth thinking about would be, does anyone actually have a fade anymore?

http://www.octagonspeakers.com/resources/ospk/ospkFeatDavidRobinson.jpg

http://alltalksports.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/kemp40.jpg

http://www.nba.com/media/pistons/drodman_225_080408.jpg

knickerbockerny
11-29-2009, 10:52 PM
Dirk does it just about every shot.

C_Mund
11-29-2009, 11:05 PM
Jamaal Mashburn - GOAT at fadeaways.

Testify!

C_Mund
11-29-2009, 11:08 PM
...oh, and he's by no means a marquee player but A.P does it. He actually backed down a lot of smaller point guards and faded when Jose went down. Not too shabby.

d-baller23
11-29-2009, 11:09 PM
Vince Carter

ryder78c
11-29-2009, 11:12 PM
i think Brandon Roys fade away is probley the best fade away in the league looks wise right now! with his leg kick and falling backwards! about who does it most dirk does it most hands down i dont think it looks any good but he can knock em down! kobe also has a nice leg kick but he still keeps his back kinda straight angled instead of tryin to fall back more!

Mobsterkel
11-29-2009, 11:22 PM
most fade-aways

Kobe
Boozer
Dirk
garnett
Anthony

BkOriginalOne
11-29-2009, 11:23 PM
Vince Carter
Kobe
Nash
Melo
Lebron
Billups...
yes

Preuss-is-right
11-30-2009, 02:52 AM
I swear that was KG's only move in MN. Right side baseline fade-away.

ldc62
11-30-2009, 03:09 AM
Can someone close this thread...
Alot of players do fade-aways.

Some prime examples: Kobe Dirk Nash

Iodine
11-30-2009, 03:15 AM
Another question maybe worth thinking about would be, does anyone actually have a fade anymore?

http://www.octagonspeakers.com/resources/ospk/ospkFeatDavidRobinson.jpg

http://alltalksports.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/kemp40.jpg

http://www.nba.com/media/pistons/drodman_225_080408.jpg
They has no swag

LA_Raiders
11-30-2009, 03:15 AM
KObe is a Master, Irk does it a lot, nash, VC, CryBron sometimes... Big guys? I guess only Irk, bosh...

USMCLaker
11-30-2009, 03:36 AM
You really must not watch much basketball. Either that or your like 12 years old.

First off, Kobe shoots tons of fade-aways. Second, Ewings fade-away was OK. He hit it consistently which was why it became his signature shot.

Honestly, centers shouldn't be shooting fade-aways. They're 7 feet tall. They can shoot over most players without having to fade-away. Any center shooting fade-aways on a regular basis should be benched.

You can't put too much stock into a comment made by someone who insults another by using the word ****.

D-Leethal
11-30-2009, 08:50 AM
Kobe, Dirk, Pierce