Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stepback and Crossover

Crossover is a basketball maneuver that when done properly, allows the attacker to move pass the defender, but at risk that if the attacker wants to take a shot, the defender may be still close enough to block it. If the attacker needs to take a shot, there's another manouver, called stepback, in which the attacker (very very) quickly gets close to the defender and then steps back.

See here how Kemba Walker does a crossover followed by a stepback with a Baryshnikovian perfection.

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