How to Do a Spin around the Back Basketball Trick

Learn how to do a spin around the back basketball trick from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.


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Speaker 1: All right Swoop? Speaker 2: Yeah. Speaker 1: We're at at massive love now. Speaker 2: Okay, yeah. yeah. Speaker 1: This is all about learning how to spin. Speaker 2: Well, we're talking about spinning the ball. Speaker 1: We're talking about spinning the ball on your finger, down around, and coming back, and keeping that ball balanced. Speaker 2: Oh, that's nice. Speaker 1: Yeah. What do you think? Speaker 2: Let's give it a shot, man. Speaker 1: Why don't you try it? Speaker 2: So, I've already talked about...we've already learned how to spin that ball on our finger, right? But what we want to try to do now, is go around our back. Speaker 1: Yeah. Speaker 2: Come back up on the other side. Speaker 1: Yeah. Speaker 2: Do you know what we need to do, Faraway? Speaker 1: What? Speaker 2: Let's bring in the expert. Speaker 1: DP is a spin expert. He's going to show us how to spin that ball, and actually for a second, it disappears. Speaker 2: Right. Speaker 1: And then it comes back on the opposite hand on the other side. Speaker 2: Open wizardry. Speaker 1: So here we're going to break it down. As you see, DP's got a good spin. Get that ball sitting in the middle. Bring it down. Always staying underneath the ball, he comes around and stays with the same hand. And then he can come around and he can switch hands. Speaker 2: Right. Speaker 1: He's got the spin, the sitter is behind his back. He's coming around. The ball's in his left hand, and then boom. Now there you have it. An expert spinologist. Spinorama. DP showing you how to spin, bring it down, bring up the same hand, bring it down, switch hands, come to the left, nice and easy. That's how you've got to get a good spin. Speaker 2: Balance. Keep that ball in the middle of the figure, and the whole key is control the ball, and don't let the ball control you. Speaker 1: Nice.


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