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How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger

Learn how to spin a basketball on your finger from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.

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All right, guys. This is the part we know I love the most, and these are the tricks. Alright? I'm going to show you the proper way to spin a ball on your finger. Okay?

Now, in order to spin a ball on your finger, the first thing you're going to need are some fingers. Alright? Now, normally I go with my strong hand, which for me is my right hand, and I want to use my pointing finger. Alright? Now, I take my pointing finger, and the object here is to balance the ball on my finger. All right, balance the ball on my finger. Now, how are we going to do that? Alright?

Now science has this thing, you know you can explain it scientifically, but the first thing you want to do is, you want to make sure you get a nice spin on the ball. So first thing you've got to practice is how to spin the ball. Watch me.

All I want to do is practice getting a nice spin on the ball. Now, as you become better, you want to try and get your finger underneath the ball. Try to time it to get your finger underneath the ball. Get a nice spin underneath the ball.

Now, if your spin is weak, you're not going to be able to balance that ball on your finger. So the first thing you've got to do, practice getting the spin on the ball, on your finger. Now for me, I like to use one hand. Get a nice spin. Put the ball on my finger. Some people, they use two hands. Get a nice spin. Put the ball on their finger. So you want to make sure, like I said, work on your spin, then after that it's all about balance, balance, balance.

And that is how you spin the ball on your finger.

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