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aLau10
09-12-2014, 11:42 AM
I realized I've been overly obsessed with different dribble moves I see from NBA players. Then I go try to replicate that exact same move the next time I play, while running the risk of break a leg or two (others'or my own...).

But yeah to date... I've seen some moves that I don't know the names, but my favorite one is still the Shamgod. And for some awkward reason... I feel like Tyreke Evans is a ridiculous ball handler, and he does the Shamgod best. I actually think I will consider him one of the best with these nice dribble moves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03ROpDutT2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp1IknjO2d0

Your thoughts?

GeronimoSon
09-12-2014, 12:17 PM
AI.. he had the ball on a string.. he could do anything he wanted to with the ball in his hand.. a magician...

ghettosean
09-12-2014, 12:37 PM
I can't say what move but Allen Iverson was the best ball handler I've ever seen in the NBA. How he would get threw swarming crowds of people and still get a shot up over 7FT centers near the basket I'll never know.

Chronz
09-12-2014, 12:40 PM
LOL. The Shamgod was the first move that came to mind, not because its pretty or because its effective at the NBA level, but because its the most recognizable move.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFsAS_XQ0b4

Tmac did it the best tho

PurpleLynch
09-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Shamgod and shake'n'bake.

The list of amazing ball handler is very long imo...starting with Earl Monroe,man his moves were way ahead of his time. His shake'n'bake was top notch and he looked so smooth while dribbling players.

ChiSox219
09-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Derrick Rose's left handed in-n-out dribble.

Not the best example but here's what it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkhW0xkSe0Q

It's so hard not to bite because Rose's left to right crossover is great and he uses it a lot.

Hawkeye15
09-12-2014, 01:33 PM
always loved the killer crossover THardaway used.

Zeke had some of the best handles I have ever seen.

THE MTL
09-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Allen Iverson's crossover!

IKnowHoops
09-12-2014, 04:00 PM
always loved the killer crossover THardaway used.

Zeke had some of the best handles I have ever seen.

This. Also known and the "Utep Two Step". Kills the Shamgod in my opinion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoxdZGvfNLg

Silent
09-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Iverson or T Hardaway 1 or 2

IKnowHoops
09-12-2014, 04:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWb2lA5eLiI

This one puts a little more emphasis on the killer crossover when he does it.

IKnowHoops
09-12-2014, 04:16 PM
As far as pure handle though. Numero uno is Allen Iverson. Then...

In no order

Kyrie
Hardaway
Isaiah
Francis

IKnowHoops
09-12-2014, 04:25 PM
Stevie Franchise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_PCtGn6bk

kdspurman
09-12-2014, 04:26 PM
Tim Hardaway was always fun to watch, AI, Jason Williams, Jamal Crawford to name a few.

This Crawford one was crazy when I watched it live- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJDPxtt2LqE

Hawkeye15
09-12-2014, 04:51 PM
Stevie Franchise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9_PCtGn6bk

unrelated (since he was a teammate), but I had a guy tell me once that my game was similar to Cutino Mobley.

Never figured out if that was a compliment, or an insult...

ThuglifeJ
09-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Allen Iverson didn't really even look real the way he could handle the ball so easily...it was so natural looking and yes fit's the term 'on-a-string' perfectly.

J Will, Tim Hardaway, Franchise, Crawford, Tmac, Kobe, VC always did something awesome with their handles back in the day too.

nowadays I like Curry and Tyreke. I can't stand Chris Paul and think he's mad overrated, but I'm in disbelief sometimes how easily he can handle the ball in traffic sometimes.

TheNumber37
09-12-2014, 07:20 PM
UTEp two step and that move Jamal Crawford pulled on kirk hinrich in transition

NYKalltheway
09-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Give a ball to Tim Hardaway and watch me smile all day long. Iverson was obviously epic with the ball.

Maravich was spectacular for his time.

IKnowHoops
09-12-2014, 08:25 PM
unrelated (since he was a teammate), but I had a guy tell me once that my game was similar to Cutino Mobley.

Never figured out if that was a compliment, or an insult...

Cutino was a good pro so, Id take it as a compliment.

kobe4thewinbang
09-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Tony Parker's pretty good. But I would say Allen Iverson is the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygvjUzoLlLg

ManningToTyree
09-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Iverson Crawford and hardaway immediately come to mind but I'm also a fan of the bigger guards who had smooth handles like magic Kidd and even rondo. Very flashy handles

HeatFan
09-15-2014, 07:05 PM
I agree with Hardaway and Iverson, Hardaway being probably my favorite.

Currently I'm always impressed with how Stephen Curry handles. Not that he has the best or quickest moves but just the fact that he is so crafty and people have to respect his outside shot so much that it really makes it easier to break a few ankles here and there. People just don't know what to defend.

I remember seeing Stephon Marbury in his prime and thinking, "this guy is unstoppable". Of course, just brief moments of potential greatness, something that never materialized.

PhillyFaninLA
09-15-2014, 07:22 PM
I may be bias but Iverson's cross over was something special

HeatFan
09-15-2014, 07:43 PM
I may be bias but Iverson's cross over was something special

You know you have something special when you just get into the League and break Jordan's ankle in his relative prime. That highlight is memorable.

SeoulBeatz
09-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Jamal Crawford's shake and bake gets me everytime.


And A.I's cross...obviously.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaMMnn1o5gA

he made Antonio Daniels breakdance for him....

Seizabmc
09-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Skip to my Lou.
Ai
J will
Tim hardaway
Jamal Crawford
Earl the pearl Monroe

And I enjoy watching jr smiths step back jumper .
Even though he's not a great ball handler.

ewing
09-15-2014, 09:14 PM
This. Also known and the "Utep Two Step". Kills the Shamgod in my opinion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoxdZGvfNLg


the Utep two step was something you could use on dudes all day, the Shamgod looks cooler though

R. Johnson#3
09-15-2014, 09:23 PM
AI is the best ball handler there ever was and his crossover was insanely effective.

My favourite move is Jamal Crawford's shake n bake. He can pull it out of nowhere!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crs-QT1DERo

ldawg
09-15-2014, 09:42 PM
got to go with AI

SLY WILLIAMS
09-15-2014, 10:11 PM
I remember when AI crossed Jordan. When I saw that I was like wow. This kid really has something.

My personal favorite is Jcraw because he is one of my favorite players and he also has some pretty cool handles.

YAALREADYKNO
09-15-2014, 10:24 PM
Jamal crawford's handles are just straight disgusting lol his shake and bake behind the back moves are off the charts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRiBSjjnQHw

mikekhelxD
09-15-2014, 10:55 PM
AI was just ridiculous. You give him a bit of space, he'll cross you then shoot. You give him no space, he'll cross you and leave you behind. You stay with him, he'll dribble around you. You know what's coming, but he is just so god damn low to defend him.

jay87shot
09-15-2014, 11:02 PM
I'm going with Jason Williams (Kings) loved to watch him as I grew up.

Chronz
09-15-2014, 11:22 PM
UTEp two step and that move Jamal Crawford pulled on kirk hinrich in transition
Ur right. That's the clear winner here

IKnowHoops
09-16-2014, 06:33 AM
Ur right. That's the clear winner here

This is college but I always loved Randolph Childress crossing over Jeff Mcinnis then waving at him to get up before banging a trey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRJMsoIptQo

FraziersKnicks
09-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Kyrie has some crazy handles. Him, CP3 and Crawford have the best handles in the league at the moment.

Kashmir13579
09-16-2014, 09:35 AM
Jamal Crawford so underrated..

Kashmir13579
09-16-2014, 09:36 AM
That behind the back move Jamal pulls... ****ing poetry in motion.

YAALREADYKNO
09-16-2014, 11:24 AM
That behind the back move Jamal pulls... ****ing poetry in motion.

yeah dude is a beast when it comes to making someone look lost on the basketball court lol

YAALREADYKNO
09-16-2014, 11:31 AM
anyone remember when he did up ron artest like 2 yrs ago? Straight up SICK!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6Kj9VzsLBU

WinnersCircle23
10-30-2014, 11:16 AM
Best move and handle by far his "White Chocolate" Jason Williams. No Debating