How to Do a Neck Catch Basketball Trick

Learn how to do a neck catch basketball trick from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.

Speaker 1: Broadway.

Speaker 2: Yo.

Speaker 1: Now I’ve heard of all your different tricks that you guys do, the Harlem Wizards. I’m trying to get myself on the right track. What’s up?

Speaker 2: Tricks. What comes before tricks?

Speaker 1: Fundamentals, that’s right.

Speaker 2: All right.

Speaker 1: You keep telling me make sure I work on my fundamentals.

Speaker 2: Right.

Speaker 1: I’m working on that stuff, but I want to learn how they do this thing they call the "Net Catch."

Speaker 2: It’s fun.

Speaker 1: Remember that? Yeah.

Speaker 2: Yeah, the Net Catch.

Speaker 1: Do you know how to do that?

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: Please man, teach me, teach me, teach me.

Speaker 2: Well listen.

Speaker 1: What?

Speaker 2: We’ve got to get the expert in here.

Speaker 1: Oh, the expert.

Speaker 2: King Arthur.

Speaker 1: The expert. Hey, that’s a million dollar smile buddy.

Speaker 2: This is what we’re going to do.

Speaker 1: What we going to do?

Speaker 2: We going to break it down.

Speaker 1: Okay. Break it down.

Speaker 2: We’re going to be broke.

Speaker 1: Uh-huh. Don’t break it, don’t break it, just shake it, just shake it. Okay, okay. This . . .

Speaker 2: All right. You want to do the net catch.

Speaker 1: Show me what you got.

Speaker 2: Well King Arthur’s going to get a good bounce in there first.

Speaker 1: First you want to work on the bounce. All right.

Speaker 2: You don’t want the bounce to be way up there.

Speaker 1: Okay.

Speaker 2: Because the ball, the higher it goes, the harder it comes down.

Speaker 1: Nice, nice.

Speaker 2: You want to keep that ball right at that level, right a little bit, depending on how tall you are.

Speaker 1: Right, right, right.

Speaker 2: A little bit above your head.

Speaker 1: Whoa.

Speaker 2: King Arthur gets a good bounce first. "Bam."

Speaker 1: Okay.

Speaker 2: And then he’s going to drop right below the ball . . .

Speaker 1: Right.

Speaker 2: . . . as the ball is right around his face level.

Speaker 1: Let’s see what he’s got. Whoa.

Speaker 2: Notice he adjusted to the basketball.

Speaker 1: Wow.

Speaker 2: As it moves from right to left, because he’s an expert, he understands that the ball is not going to control him. He controls the ball.

Speaker 1: Oh, controlling the ball.

Speaker 2: He’s got a good base, feet are shoulder width apart. He gets a good knee bend, bends over, catches it right on the net. He can do it many times.

Speaker 1: Whoa. That ball just sits up there. It’s like a pocket, man. Can you throw it back up from there?

Man 3: Yep.

Speaker 1: Into the pocket man, whoa. It’s like it’s home there or something.

Speaker 2: Yeah, it’s ET.

Speaker 1: It’s ET?

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: Phone home.

Speaker 2: Exactly.

Speaker 1: Phone home!

Speaker 2: Yeah, that’s Wheezy though.

Speaker 1: Phone home!

Speaker 2: Wheezy, yeah, Wheezy, I like Wheezy.

Speaker 1: You and Wheezy have a baby?

Speaker 2: Yeah, I like him.

Speaker 1: What do you say to the baby?

Speaker 2: Yeah, I like him, Wheezy. What’s that?

Speaker 1: That’s an officer song. You got to listen to Hot 97 more.

Speaker 2: Okay, I’m sorry. There you have it, you have the net catch with King Arthur. Bounce that ball a little above your head, right when it gets right around your face, do a good knee bend, go up catch it right there on the back.

Speaker 1: In the pocket.

Speaker 2: Good job baby.