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How to Do a Bounce under the Knee Basketball Trick

Learn how to do the bounce under the knee basketball trick from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.


Speaker 1: Broadway, I'm trying to work on my handle here. Alright. I'm from the expert level here. Do some fancy tricks, you know what I'm saying. Come down the court . . .

Speaker 2: What do you we say, Swoop?

Speaker 1: What?

Speaker 2: Before you move on to the expert level, what do we have to do first?

Speaker 1: I gotta master the fundamentals. I got you.

Speaker 2: Master the fundamentals.

Speaker 1: Yes.

Speaker 2: This is fun stuff you can try at home.

Speaker 1: Yeah.

Speaker 2: But you want to first become a good ball handler and practice the right technique . . .

Speaker 1: OK.

Speaker 2: . . . like we talked about before.

Speaker 1: That's true, that's true.

Speaker 2: So you want to keep that ball below your knee.

Speaker 1: Right.

Speaker 2: You want to keep your head up.

Speaker 1: Head up.

Speaker 2: And you want to make sure you control the basketball.

Speaker 1: Nice, nice.

Speaker 2: So I brought in an expert.

Speaker 1: Really? He's gonna teach me some tricks?

Speaker 2: He can teach you some tricks, but as long as you know . . .

Speaker 1: Right.

Speaker 2: . . . you gotta do the fundamentals first.

Speaker 1: OK. I got you.

Speaker 2: We got a deal?

Speaker 1: We got a deal.

Speaker 2: Alright.

Speaker 1: Hey, what's the first trick I'm gonna learn today?

Speaker 2: You're going to do a little knee bounce.

Speaker 1: Oh I already know how to do a knee bounce, yo. I don't know how to do a knee

Speaker 2: You just said you knew.

Speaker 1: But I thought I had knew because I have seen it in a movie called 'White Men Can't Jump,' but I don't know how to do it.

Speaker 2: No?

Speaker 1: No.

Speaker 2: So King Arthur's gonna show us a knee bounce.

Speaker 1: Oh.

Speaker 2: See that?

Speaker 1: Oh, he's, like, dribbling it off his knee.

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: That's nice, yo. Look how fly that look. He look fancy.

C: Fancy, huh?

Speaker 2: Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1: He look fancy.

Speaker 2: So you wanna try to get fancy, too?

Speaker 1: Alright. OK. OK. So I just bounce it on my knee?

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: Ok. Oh.

Speaker 2: Oh.

Speaker 1: So when do I use this? When I'm in the park? In the [Rucker]?

Speaker 2: The [Rucker]?

Speaker 1: Yeah. On 55th.

Speaker 2: Yeah?

Speaker 1: Yeah. I'm like this. Oh, what you going to do now, son. You know what I'm saying?

Speaker 2: Yeah.

Speaker 1: Like that.

Speaker 2: You go to the Watson.

Speaker 1: Yo, the Watson. Down in the B-X. B-X, baby. Yeah, I be like this. B-X, Watson Classic

Speaker 2: That's how you gonna do it?

Speaker 1: Of course.

Speaker 2: You know what's gonna happen?

Speaker 1: What's gonna happen?

Speaker 2: They're gonna steal it from you.

Speaker 1: Let's watch them do that.

Speaker 2: No.

Speaker 1: When do I do these, then?

Speaker 2: Just practice it at home.

Speaker 1: Oh, OK.

Speaker 2: Just have fun with it.

Speaker 1: Oh it's for fun.

Speaker 2: Yeah this is for fun.

Speaker 1: Oh, this is not for the game.

Speaker 2: No. You gotta be really advanced to pull that off in a game.

Speaker 1: Oh, OK.

Speaker 2: If you pull that off in a game, you call me.

Speaker 1: OK. I'll call you. On your cellular?

Speaker 2: Yeah, call me on my cell.

Speaker 1: OK.

Speaker 2: My mobile application.

Speaker 1: OK. Cool, cool.

Speaker 2: So I wanna go over really quickly, Swoop . . .

Speaker 1: Right.

Speaker 2: . . . teaching the people at home how to bounce that ball off your knee.

Speaker 1: Right.

Speaker 2: Again, mastering the fundamentals first, then moving to expert level with the King. Bouncing the ball right off your knee. Lift that knee up. Throw the ball right under there. Come right back to you. There you have it. Knee bounce with the Wizards.

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