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Chronz
04-01-2013, 08:47 PM
Did they popularize it? They sure as **** didn't invent it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAEPA-_ulPE

haggis
04-01-2013, 08:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fumWbJomIS4

sep11ie
04-02-2013, 12:20 AM
Cause "The Harlem Shake" was taken.

LAKobeBryant
04-02-2013, 12:28 AM
because GINOBILLI is european and he made it popular in the NBA

lol, please
04-02-2013, 12:41 AM
No he isn't....

tapajafri
04-02-2013, 12:46 AM
because GINOBILLI is european and he made it popular in the NBA

He's not european lol. This pretty much sums up your reputation on PSD

tapajafri
04-02-2013, 12:47 AM
I always wondered why they called it the eurostep as well. Tyreke Evans was the one that really brought it onto the scene on a regular basis and 3-4 years ago is when the eurostep started to become more popular and more common in the NBA. Tyreke's rookie year was 2009 sooooo.... Also Rondo was another guy that started doing it often around Tyreke's rookie year.

Ray_R
04-02-2013, 12:54 AM
Argentina is close to Europe.

5ass
04-02-2013, 01:02 AM
why is it that when you put a little spin on the ball they call it putting "english" on the ball?

NeverSayNevur
04-02-2013, 01:02 AM
Argentina is close to Europe.

Wrong. Europe is in Argentina.

lol, please
04-02-2013, 01:04 AM
Argentina is close to Europe.

:facepalm:

PrettyBoyJ
04-02-2013, 01:11 AM
Wrong. Europe is in Argentina.

Whhhaaattt :confused:

Hellcrooner
04-02-2013, 01:13 AM
I hope people is being sarcastic here.

chrisf975
04-02-2013, 01:16 AM
Who invented it?

chrisf975
04-02-2013, 01:17 AM
I hope people is being sarcastic here.

I hope you is not attempting to use correct grammar.

SportsFanatic10
04-02-2013, 01:20 AM
I always wondered why they called it the eurostep as well. Tyreke Evans was the one that really brought it onto the scene on a regular basis and 3-4 years ago is when the eurostep started to become more popular and more common in the NBA. Tyreke's rookie year was 2009 sooooo.... Also Rondo was another guy that started doing it often around Tyreke's rookie year.

ginobili and wade were doing it regularly before evans

here's an instrutional video on it by manu in 08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqx7OqmJpL8

and one with wade in 09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfp360WoXqQ


and here's an espn article where lebron makes the same mistake made earlier in this thread thinking manu is european lol

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/miamiheat/post/_/id/16069/the-eurostep-bowl-wade-vs-ginobili

chrisf975
04-02-2013, 01:25 AM
He's not european lol. This pretty much sums up your reputation on PSD
Actually he is European, he's half Italian.

Hellcrooner
04-02-2013, 01:32 AM
Actually he is European, he's half Italian.

You are from where you are born.
So he is from south america.

He Became the plyer he is in europe, but that doesnt make him,or scola , or splitter european.


If we go for that rules, Usa citizens are 50% european 30% african 19¨5% asians and only 0,5 % actually americans :p

Ray_R
04-02-2013, 08:03 AM
Argentina is close to Europe.

:facepalm:oh look, someone doesnt understand sarcasm. In reality they are very close, considering how big the universe is.

Rentzias
04-02-2013, 09:31 AM
Here's good ol Wikipedia's explanation:

Developed in European basketball, the move is generally accepted to have been brought to the NBA by Lithuanian Šarūnas Marčiulionis, and was popularized in North America by Manu Ginóbili, an Argentine who arrived in the NBA from the Italian league. It has since been adopted by many American-born players, among them James Harden, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Noted college coach John Calipari is also known for teaching the move; among his former players who frequently use the move in the NBA are Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose, and John Wall.

And then the New YOrk Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/sports/basketball/18moves.html?_r=0

EDIT: Just checked out the Marciulonis part of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a0dUoCCqiU

You see him do it back to back starting at about 1:20.

BHF
04-02-2013, 11:13 AM
all i have to say is merica

NoahH
04-02-2013, 11:31 AM
because GINOBILLI is european and he made it popular in the NBA


No he isn't....


He's not european lol. This pretty much sums up your reputation on PSD

To be fair he's from Argentina which to Americans is BASICALLY Europe. Anything outside of the USA that isnt an Asian country is european right? :laugh2:

JiffyMix88
04-02-2013, 11:47 AM
To be fair he's from Argentina which to Americans is BASICALLY Europe. Anything outside of the USA that isnt an Asian country is european right? :laugh2:

Correct. I see some brown skinned dude riding a bike with no helmet and I tell me friend "hey you see that European riding that bike with no helmet? That ain't safe" he replied with "Oh, he's European? I thought he was asian"

NoahH
04-02-2013, 12:01 PM
because GINOBILLI is european and he made it popular in the NBA


No he isn't....


He's not european lol. This pretty much sums up your reputation on PSD


Correct. I see some brown skinned dude riding a bike with no helmet and I tell me friend "hey you see that European riding that bike with no helmet? That ain't safe" he replied with "Oh, he's European? I thought he was asian"

LMAO :laugh:

Chronz
04-02-2013, 12:24 PM
Here's good ol Wikipedia's explanation:


And then the New YOrk Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/sports/basketball/18moves.html?_r=0

EDIT: Just checked out the Marciulonis part of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a0dUoCCqiU

You see him do it back to back starting at about 1:20.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAEPA-_ulPE
60's and 70's ball

Guess they just mean someone who popularized it once the NBA became widely televised?

Rentzias
04-02-2013, 01:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAEPA-_ulPE
60's and 70's ball

Guess they just mean someone who popularized it once the NBA became widely televised?
I feel the 60s/70s was more ball-fake heavy whereas it has now evolved into something more first step heavy. Move looks identical by the time they're changing direction into the 2nd step.

Or like someone else mentioned, same reason that the next generation will know the "Harlem Shake" as a series of 30 second videos to a Baauer song instead of the actual dance move. The good point made by the article is that there was a shift in focus in 'Merica to overpowering physicality and athleticism, so maybe these 60s/70s moves got left behind here, while other countries picked up, notably those in Europe.

Just go repackaged is all.

NeverSayNevur
04-02-2013, 01:22 PM
'Murica :flag:

JasonJohnHorn
04-02-2013, 03:14 PM
I think people associate Manu with European players because he plays the Euro style (or perhaps more aptly, the international style) of play, like Parker. Pop uses that style in his system as well. You see a lot of ball movement. That is a key aspect of international style play.


I'm not going to hate on anybody who isn't bad a geography. Argentina is in South America. They speak Spanish, it's a European language. It is an understandable mistake, but yes, you would get that answer wrong on a geography test.

I was marking an exam on Beowulf, and one of the students said that it took place in Denver (I think they drew Denver from the word "Danes"). I didn't dock them any marks... it was an English test, not a geography test. Where it took place was not terrible important to the question at hand.

But yeah... the "euro" step... you can call it whatever you like. People often apprpriate things that are later attributed to them. It happens. So many people think "Killing Me Softly" is by The Fugees... but we all know it was by Roberta Flack ;-)

HouRealCoach
04-02-2013, 03:39 PM
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