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Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 03:34 PM
What is your favourite signature move of any player(s) and which one do you think was the best of the most effective. EVER.

Of course I got Allen Iverson's Killer Crossover Dribble. As far as which one I think was the best it had to be Kareem's hook. It was LETHAL.

Notable mentions to TD's Bank Shot, Malone/Stockton Pick and Roll, Magic's No Look Pass, Gervin's Finger roll and of course Jordan's fadeaway.

What your opinions?

arkanian215
02-24-2010, 03:38 PM
most recently...duncan's left side of the court bank shot or devin's pull back mid range jumper (the one that wade strained his hammy trying to defend).

HoopsDrive
02-24-2010, 03:41 PM
Vinsanity's facial is by far my favorite "signature" move from any NBA player. No one has come close to replicating the nastiness of his facials. No one will come close to doing what he did to poor Weis. Him conquering Mourning is the dunk of the decade in the NBA and him over Weis is the greatest dunk of all time. Some of his dunks are permanently trademarked... not legally but because no one will ever be able to replicate them, let alone improve on them (ok maybe one day yes, but not for a while so he's still king here).

As far as best goes, I think this one is easy: Sky hook. That was unstoppable. Magic had arguably the most memorable one but Jabbar was a monster with that move.

JNaqvi23
02-24-2010, 03:42 PM
Tim Hardaway The ORIGINAL Killer Crossover hahah

daleja424
02-24-2010, 03:47 PM
Tim Hardaway The ORIGINAL Killer Crossover hahah

word

DerekRE_3
02-24-2010, 03:47 PM
I can't tell you the most effective one, but I can tell you my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFsDrMXQsUg#t=0m44s
It's simple, but Tyreke has a knack for getting around guys like that when he drives and avoiding the defender/charges.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuL1h8RO-_M&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2AbVDPywzk&feature=channel
Better examples of it

albertc86
02-24-2010, 03:52 PM
How can you mention a crossover or a "killer" crossover without mentioning Tim Hardaway? Fail.

christexaport
02-24-2010, 03:54 PM
Tim Hardaway The ORIGINAL Killer Crossover hahah

best all time by a mile. Hello??:clap:

JNaqvi23
02-24-2010, 03:55 PM
how can you mention a crossover or a "killer" crossover without mentioning tim hardaway? Fail.

exactly


best all time by a mile. Hello??:clap:

hi?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-24-2010, 03:57 PM
kobe's fallaway jumper or pull up jumper

Master Mind
02-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Jamal Crawford's killer crossover

Raph12
02-24-2010, 03:59 PM
Iverson crossover, Kobe fadeaway and the TimmyD bankshot are my favs.

Niro
02-24-2010, 04:07 PM
jamal crawfords shake n bake is just sick

unwantedplayer
02-24-2010, 04:13 PM
Call me a homer, IDC, but I kinda like Rondo's behind the back thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUWEyH4bzSY

such as the one at 24 seconds

and the one at 2:09

magichatnumber9
02-24-2010, 04:34 PM
The Kevin Mchale up and under is the greatest and most efficient basketball move in the world. Hook shots are never a guarantee and there one dimensional. The crossover is two dimensional. Getting the ball in the post and establishing the triple threat is 3+ dimensional. So when you young bucks add 12+ points and 4-5 assists plus 2-3 rebounds a game you can come by anytime and say thanks Coach.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 06:05 PM
Iverson's crossover changed the game of basketball, and the world forever.

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 06:08 PM
The Dream Shake, AI crossover, MJ's fadeaway, and TD's bank shot

jim51990
02-24-2010, 06:17 PM
d wills step back jumper

AIMelo=KillaDUO
02-24-2010, 06:19 PM
Melo's euro step... and his jab step...

AI's classic crossover, so deadly they had to ban it!!

AIMelo=KillaDUO
02-24-2010, 06:19 PM
DWill when he does like 4 crossovers...

Rondo's fake pass!! omg (nastiest move in the League today)!!! RR9 A BEAST!!

AIMelo=KillaDUO
02-24-2010, 06:20 PM
Iverson's crossover changed the game of basketball, and the world forever.

this

Jaji
02-24-2010, 06:21 PM
Patrick Ewing's famous "with a step step here, and a crab step there, here a charge, there a skip, everywhere a hop jump" move. Worked every time.

mp3
02-24-2010, 06:23 PM
kobe fade is unreal

pd7631
02-24-2010, 06:24 PM
AI's crossover

MJ's fade

Hakeem's shake

Kareems sky hook

Reggie Evans nut grabbing

BlondeBomber41
02-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Either the Razors Edge or Sweet Chin Music.

pd7631
02-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Either the Razors Edge or Sweet Chin Music.

hahahaha

I literally laughed out loud at this one :clap:

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 06:28 PM
AI's crossover

MJ's fade

Hakeem's shake

Kareems sky hook

Reggie Evans nut grabbing

:laugh:

KBfrom8to24
02-24-2010, 06:37 PM
What is your favourite signature move of any player(s) and which one do you think was the best of the most effective. EVER.

Of course I got Allen Iverson's Killer Crossover Dribble. As far as which one I think was the best it had to be Kareem's hook. It was LETHAL.

Notable mentions to TD's Bank Shot, Malone/Stockton Pick and Roll, Magic's No Look Pass, Gervin's Finger roll and of course Jordan's fadeaway.

What your opinions?

Mine is LBJ's crab-dribble. No one in NBA can immitate that signature move.:D:D:D

Bring The Heat
02-24-2010, 06:43 PM
D-Wade when he splits two defenders and gets full head of steam to the rim... unstoppable

Tim Hardaways famous killer crossover

Tony Parker's tear drop in the lane... hard shot to perfect and hard to defend

Rondo's behind the back fake pass move or w/e you want to call it lol

Jordan's fadeaway or turnaround jumper

Verbal Christ
02-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Dream Shake hands down. You know its coming, but how can you defend a shot that is coming from behind the backboard alot of times? of the fake baseline dream shake only to clown the defender and go back into the lane for a power jam or silky hook. only thing on the level is THE sky hook.

Kakaroach
02-24-2010, 06:55 PM
AI's crossover

MJ's fade

Hakeem's shake

Kareems sky hook

Reggie Evans nut grabbing :laugh: Ah, oh so classic.

D. Will's killer crossover, the Dream Shake, and the Slap-Down by Karl Malone.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 06:57 PM
Olajuwon wouldn't shoot until he got you to leave your feet at least 3 times lol. Head fake, pivot, ball fake, pivot, pivot, head fake, pivot, head fake, head fake, shoot, score, and 1.

bosh_dwill
02-24-2010, 07:39 PM
JAMAL CRAWFORD TOO SICK that shake n bake its just too nice

Jaji
02-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Even though I like Crawford's "Shake n Bake" it's a fairly easy move to stop. I don't know, maybe because I've always played that strap D but I don't understand how he gets by people every time with it. He ALWAYS goes to the right. Once he sets up, just beat him to the spot. Close off the right and force him back left. Offensive foul, turnover, or a reset at worst.

:pity:

goldenstater
02-24-2010, 08:06 PM
Tim Hardaway The ORIGINAL Killer Crossover hahah

THANK YOU!!!:clap: where the name killer crossover was born. the dreams and jordans fadeaways were the best ever though. they were impossible to stop.

Daze9900
02-24-2010, 08:17 PM
I'm not sure if these count as signature moves but I like Lebron's blocks from behind defensively. Also this used to annoy me but Kevin Garnett goaltending shots after the whistle is something I got used to seeing and more players are doing it.

Jaji
02-24-2010, 08:18 PM
I remember Sam Cassel (out of FSU :nod:) was a rookie helping to lead the Rockets to the first of back to back titles.

MJ was so scared of the Rockets, he retired for a year and a half so he wouldn't have to see them :pity:.

roshan3ai
02-24-2010, 08:34 PM
Chuck Hayes Free Throw Trick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQq9YWZ568

roshan3ai
02-24-2010, 08:38 PM
Jamal Crawford's Shake and Bake is pretty nasty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n69AmJCY7q8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUJHJ4gDr_U

And this move was play was pretty crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3wkXcMgpgM&feature=related

JayAllDay
02-24-2010, 08:49 PM
Dikembe Mutombo's Elbows

cracked a lot of faces open

bigsams50
02-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Jamal Crawford's Shake and Bake is pretty nasty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n69AmJCY7q8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUJHJ4gDr_U

And this move was play was pretty crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3wkXcMgpgM&feature=related

Damn, Crawfords shake and bake's are sick

Jaji
02-24-2010, 08:54 PM
And this move was play was pretty crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3wkXcMgpgM&feature=related

Yeah that was a spectacular play.

dwadefan03
02-24-2010, 09:09 PM
wades eurostep

ko8e24
02-24-2010, 09:12 PM
Kobe's actual in-game (non all-star game) off the window, catch and finish. Kobe's break away Tomahawk jam, Pau's post up quick left hand jump hook, Lamar Odom's shake-n-bake at the top of the key, go left and lay it in.


Dirk's "man in his grill" body contact, fallway beautiful J, Carmelo's pull up J, any Shaquille O'Neal SLLLLLLLLLLAMMMMMMMMMMMMM DUNK!

Raph12
02-24-2010, 09:27 PM
How about Dwight's "catch a shot" block, he does it every once in a while and I've yet to see anyone else do it.

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 10:37 PM
Tim Hardaway The ORIGINAL Killer Crossover hahah

Man he is my FAVOURITE player and that was my FAVOURITE move. Tim was first but Iverson add his own lil twist and it was more effective.

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 10:42 PM
Iverson's crossover changed the game of basketball, and the world forever.

:clap::clap::clap::clap:

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 10:43 PM
AI's crossover

MJ's fade

Hakeem's shake

Kareems sky hook

Reggie Evans nut grabbing

This has to be by FAR the most effective. Lol!

Swashcuff
02-24-2010, 10:45 PM
Dikembe Mutombo's Elbows

cracked a lot of faces open

Nah i prefer his finger wag!

MacFitz92
02-24-2010, 10:51 PM
Dirk's fadeaway.

b0nk
02-24-2010, 10:51 PM
P.Peirce fake injury act

vash9
02-24-2010, 10:51 PM
Jamal Crawford's crossovers.

Devin Harris's step back to jumper or fake whatever.

TopsyTurvy
02-24-2010, 10:52 PM
Dan Majerle's travel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D9Z1wAwQtM

LBJ's crab dribble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kxfDJbBLpI

magichatnumber9
02-24-2010, 10:53 PM
P.Peirce fake injury actcomedy:Fail

bosh_dwill
02-24-2010, 11:09 PM
How about Dwight's "catch a shot" block, he does it every once in a while and I've yet to see anyone else do it.

luol deng did it, if u havent seen u aint a basketball fan

Mane
02-24-2010, 11:17 PM
Andray Blatche's baseline spin move

0nekhmer
02-24-2010, 11:31 PM
The nifty Dream Shake is my favorite move, but the Skyhook is the best!

Ragun
02-24-2010, 11:44 PM
kobes fadeaway and hakeems dream shake.

kArSoN RyDaH
02-24-2010, 11:45 PM
kobe bryant 2 dribbbles pump fake reverse spin shot... beassssttttt!!!

_KB24_
02-24-2010, 11:45 PM
Dwight's "Touchdown Reception"

Cassel's layup fake (Rondo uses it now)

Kobe's fadeaway.

Dream Shake.

MUTOMBOS "NO NO"

ldc62
02-24-2010, 11:47 PM
Tim Hardaway's Utep 2 step was aight I guess, but come on: THE CRAWFORD. Where jamal crawford does that sick behind the back move.



Devin Harris's step back to jumper or fake whatever.

That was wades move. Too bad he got injured by it.

kArSoN RyDaH
02-24-2010, 11:48 PM
P.Peirce fake injury act

hahahahahahaahahahahahahahahaahahaha in the 08 finals right? LMAOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:: laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

MJ-BULLS
02-25-2010, 12:01 AM
MJ Fade Away.

smuffins353
02-25-2010, 12:09 AM
dream shake

shanghi shake

AI crossover

Tmac pull up jumper

KG fade away

Damela
02-25-2010, 12:13 AM
most recently...duncan's left side of the court bank shot or devin's pull back mid range jumper (the one that wade strained his hammy trying to defend).

Devin Harris didn't even shoot the ball when Wade pulled his hammy. Wade pulled it going up for a rebound.

Covert
02-25-2010, 01:14 AM
Jamal Crawford's Shake and Bake move.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-25-2010, 07:54 AM
Duhon throwing bricks

LAcowBOMBER
02-25-2010, 09:04 AM
Shaq's drop step and spin move is the most effective. He did it all the time and was his go to move when he was arguably the most dominant player ever.

Kobe's turnaround is my favorite to watch though

Swashcuff
02-25-2010, 08:48 PM
Duhon throwing bricks

Mike James' bricks are by FAR better.

td0tsfinest
02-25-2010, 08:59 PM
Jordan's Fadeway and Dikembe's Block w/ the finger wag

arkanian215
02-25-2010, 09:02 PM
Devin Harris didn't even shoot the ball when Wade pulled his hammy. Wade pulled it going up for a rebound.

right it wasn't a shot. but nope if you watched the game wade grimaced when devin pulled it back. they showed the replay 3 times on YES and it's clear he injured it on the pull back, not the rebound.

DenButsu
02-25-2010, 09:58 PM
I think "the best" have already been pretty thoroughly covered in this thread, so I'll just be a homer and stick with my favorites from my Nuggies:

Melo - Gotta be the jab step. That's his bread and butter. It's actually his quick first step that makes it so effective, because it's just so hard for defenders not to bite when they're afraid of him making a move to the basket.

Billups - His signature move has gotta be the pull-up 3, which is great, but I think my favorite is just when he gets mismatches against smaller point guards and uses his size and strength to bully them down low a little.

K-Mart - Pulling the chair.

Swashcuff
02-25-2010, 10:22 PM
I think "the best" have already been pretty thoroughly covered in this thread, so I'll just be a homer and stick with my favorites from my Nuggies:

Melo - Gotta be the jab step. That's his bread and butter. It's actually his quick first step that makes it so effective, because it's just so hard for defenders not to bite when they're afraid of him making a move to the basket.

Billups - His signature move has gotta be the pull-up 3, which is great, but I think my favorite is just when he gets mismatches against smaller point guards and uses his size and strength to bully them down low a little.

K-Mart - Pulling the chair.

How about Andersen's stroke of the stache after getting a block?

avrpatsfan
02-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Kobe's is pretty awesome. The classic fadeaway. It's too pretty. I'm a Celtics fan and I admit it's awesome. I would know. Kobe's killed us on it.

DenButsu
02-25-2010, 10:36 PM
How about Andersen's stroke of the stache after getting a block?

:laugh2: Yeah, I have to admit I like that more than the wing flapping. More attitude, yet more subtle at the same time.

Unfortunately, is *real* signature move is leaping into the air at each and every head fake an opponent throws at him. Actually, his play has been getting a lot better lately, but for a while there he was kind of slumping and that was the only notable feature of his game, which was pretty frustrating