Player's Signature Arsenal (Go-to Move)
Here's a list of a few basketball players and their go-to move that they utilize on occasion in games. Feel free to add on or critique the examples given:
Dirk Nowitzki = Fadeaway
Kobe Bryant = Right Foot Pivot + Spin Move to the rim
Carmelo = 2-Step dribble + Jumpshot off dribble
Tony Parker = Floater
Derrick Rose = Drive to rim + unorthodox layup
Blake Girffin = "Mozgov/Perkins" Dunk (When possible)
Tim Duncan = 15 ft jumper under left wing (positioned right on Spurs alternate "U" logo)
Manu Ginobili = Euro 2-Step
Rajon Rondo = Dream Shake (Taken from Olajuwan)
John Wall- wrap around behind back.
Rondo- Behind back fake
Nash- Lefty hook or reverse.
Rose- push shot
Andre Iguodala- From triple threat jab step right, hesitation cross to the right then shoot high arching contested step back jumper.
I would think that a Grandpa would more likely be in a cardigan than a jumper!
I want to know what Darko's specialist move is?
wade: puts ball over defenders head as he switches direction.
bosh: pump fake (probably the best in the nba)
dwight howard: running hook to the right
griffin: face-up from post with a quick lil' crossover or behind back dribble.
udonis haslem: baseline jumper.
dirk: signature one footed J.
LeBron: Running dunk in your face
Ray Allen :Sweet jumper off a screen
DeAndre Jordan:Catch near basket throw down with authority (LOL only move)
chris paul: quick fade away/ off the dribble from mid range in clutch situations.
paul pierce: fadeaway from corner in FT line
rudy gay: baseline turn around j
billups: fastbreak 3
nash: sticking out his hand as far as possible for the one handed pass on pick and roll
lebron james: spin layup
Blake Griffin: Reverse pivot faceup, hard dribble (left or right) and then spin move in the opposite direction
Derrick Rose: Hesitation crossover dribble (best in the NBA)
Al Jefferson: Pumpfake (best in the NBA)
LeBron: Drive hard to the left for one or two dribbles, stop on dime and shoot pull up jumper
Scola: Up and under
Ginobli: Fake drive forward, then stepback jumper (still can't figure out what he's doing with his feet)
Westbrook: Dribble pull up jumper in the mid-range
Aldridge: While his back is to the basket, he bangs you once or twice, then fakes like he's going to pull back but then goes hard forward towards the middle of the paint. Works everytime damn near.
game is silky smooth man... Dude seems like he can average 30 and 10 with ease... But the dribble thru the legs then Cross into a mid-range is his go-to..
Melo- Pull-Up mid range
Nick Young- Step back between the legs into a jumper (Something I'm currently working and creates A LOT of space no wonder A. Rivers love it)
Kobe- head fake, head fake, head fake, head fake, head fake, head fake, head fake, head fake, bad shot...
Does anyone remember for Sega " Lakers vs Celtics by electronic arts
Tom Chambers . Double Pump from the 3 pt line( unstopable)
David Robinson. Windmill Dunk
Charles Barkley ..Gorilla Slam
Magic Johnson /.. Around the back finger roll
Micheal Jordan . Up and under
Clyde Drexxler , Dunk from Foul line
Jamal Crawford - Crossover dribble through the legs COMBINED with the behind the back pull up jumper... From anywhere lol.
I sware his handle is cold.
Rudy Gay - Turn around jumper
Too many games won by it to keep count.
Tracy McGrady = Left Wing Post Up -> Turnaround Jumper
That T-mac move is nice.
I've seen Kobe do that before T-Mac did. Look at 3:35 in video.
KG shimmy shake fade away from the post.
D. Will- big right to left crossover with a stepback. He hit Jodie Meeks with a NASTY one a couple weeks ago
Tyreke- euro step with a finish on the other side of the basket
Dirk- one leg fadeaway
Monta- spin move split two defenders to a finger roll
Melo- jab step one dribble pullup from mid range(unstoppable)
lmao at Tom Chambers dunk from Sega
Razor Sharpe, you probably know Duncan's signature much better than I do, but I thought the swim move in the post was his go-to signature move?
John Wall - drive at full speed into the defense with his head down and out of control trying to draw a foul
5-6 Years ago, Yes and more often that was Tim Duncan's signature, but now at the twilight of his career, he is settling more for jumpers and the one I descirbed (Forgot to include that it's a bank shot) is the one I see him use more than anything. His post moves are now "Plan B" moves at this juncture.
Being a Rose fan, I love watching his floaters... The most beautiful and smoothest-looking floater in the NBA..
Wade- Pull up for jumper with defender covering you and sell it as badly as possible (possibly shooting ball into stands) so you will get the foul every single time regardless if you are touched or not.