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How to Do Basketball Spin Moves

Learn how to do spin moves from the Harlem Wizards in this Howcast basketball video.


Broadway: Swoop?

Swoop: Yes?

Broadway: Here's the spin dribble.

Swoop: Broadway.

Broadway: One of your favorites, baby.

Swoop: I like the spin dribble.

Broadway: This is a dribble that you use to protect the basketball.

Swoop: Right.

Broadway: Now, you want to make sure you get that defender right three up on you.

Swoop: Right:

Broadway: And when he goes for the steal, use your arm to protect you.

Swoop: Right.

Broadway: And you pin away the opposite way of the defense.

Swoop: Nice. Nice. I like that.

Broadway: It's called the spin dribble.

Swoop: I like the spin dribble.

Broadway: Or the reverse dribble.

Swoop: Yes.

Broadway: Roadrunner's obviously going to demonstrate, unless you want to do so.

Swoop: No, no, no, no, no. You can definitely demonstrate, because you are the expert.

Broadway: Yeah. So this is the Roadrunner. He's got the ball. Head up. Defense comes to attack him. He spins, dribbles. Meanwhile, always keeping his head up the court. Now, he can go the opposite way. Spin dribble. Now, you can even do this dribble on the move. When you're coming right at the defense, he reaches for it, spin at you. That's quick. You see that?

Swoop: Hey, Broadway?

Broadway: What's up?

Swoop: One side master tip here.

Broadway: Yeah.

Swoop: Right. This is from my master collection.

Broadway: Yeah, okay.

Swoop: Now, when you're coming, you're attacking a spin dribble, what part of the body do you want to attack there, Broadway?

Broadway: You want to attack the front leg.

Swoop: The front leg. Alright. So he's coming at me. Tip. Message. Attack the front leg. Boom, and spin around, alright, using the feet against the defender.

Broadway: There you go. You want to attack that front foot. Spin right off of him. Bam. And go the opposite way. Now, you want to make sure, again, you're keeping your head up.

Swoop: Head up.

Broadway: You want to protect that ball.

Swoop: Protect it.

Broadway: And here's what you want to do.

Swoop: What?

Broadway: When that guy goes to reach for the ball, you can protect the ball by using your hands.

Swoop: Hand.

Broadway: And your leg. So you're here.

Swoop: Boom.

Broadway: Here. And you spin across. As soon as he reaches, give him a little chop. Let him know you're there. Spin away, and then you come in right there.

Swoop: Nice. I like that one.

Broadway: That's a spin dribble.

Swoop: I like that one.

Broadway: Displayed by the Roadrunner.

Swoop: I like that one. I like that. That's a good one. High five.

Broadway: Chest bump. Air. Alright.

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