Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
There is no fan experience in professional sports quite like watching an NBA game live. Partly, this can be attributed to the combination of fluid teamwork and jaw-dropping athleticism the players exude in the form of size, speed, jumping ability, grace, and strength. What truly differentiates the NBA from the spectators' perspective, though, is the figurative nakedness of the players. While the NFL buries its athletes beneath pads and masks, the NBA presents its talent in shorts and a tank top.
Learn how to practice quick decision making (pass or shoot) when on the high post and establish good basketball game rhythm. Videos two through four cover when and how to execute each option: jump shot, seal the post (pass the ball down to the player at the low post), and swing the ball (after setting the pick and sealing the post).
Sam Cassell teaches you how to master your mid range shooting by creating space from your dribble and posting up, and lastly how to shoot a clutch jumper. These are NBA Fundamentals from TNT. These skill drills and tips will help you win in the mid range game.
Michael Spence explains how to improve your dribbling skills. You have to work hard and practice. You can do the between the legs dribble, side to side dribble, and the two hand dribble.
Learn awesome freestyle basketball tricks, passes and shots from Professional basketball trickster, Q-Mack! In this video Q-Mack teaches you how to do the freestyle trick called 'the flamingo.'
Learn the options and the correct placement for setting up and using a box set offense in basketball.
This will show you how to do the Lebron James Signature Move from Nike series on NBA superstars bball skills.
Shannon Brown makes what might possibly be the greatest missed dunk of all time in the fourth quarter of the Suns v. Lakers basketball game last night.
This is how to do the KB24 pull-up jumper. Kobe Bryant shows off the Signature Move from Nike's series. This is a great finishing move by NBA's MVP. Pull-up jumper is a four step process: get to triple threat position, jab step, drive by and pull-up the jumpshot!
Learn how to warm up to play basketball with a great stretching exercise for your leg muscles: lunge walks. First see the proper form, then see some drills.
In this video, we learn how to get the perfect shooting arc in basketball. When you are shooting, the arc is how you will get the ball into the hoop. You should first know the size of the basketball and basket in relation to how far away you are from the basket. Make sure the ball is going to reach the apex on its arc so it can reach the basket easiest. You will need to pay attention to the height of the basket so you know how angled your feet need to be when you are shooting. After you have ...
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt explains how he teaches the BEEF method of shooting. The work BEEF is an acronym for a ball shooting concept in basketball. The B stand for balance, the E for eyes, the second E for elbows, and the F for follow-through. To have good balance it is important to have you feet about shoulder width apart. Your eyes should always be focused on a target, and your elbows should be in line. Finally follow through means it sh...
In this video, we learn how to perform a shot fake in basketball with Chase. There are three keys to a good shot fake. First, make sure you are on balance and nice and stable. Be in a good dent athletic position, but don't come out and up from your position. Then, you will need to make sure your eyes are to the rim. This will sell the shot and get the defender to buy it, making the defensive player lose focus and position. Last, you want to make sure you keep it tight when you are playing. Th...
In this tutorial, professional referee, James Armstrong teaches you all about two of the most commonly forgotten rules of basketball. In the NBA, you rarely, if ever, see violations for things like traveling and lane violations.
Larry Silverberg and Chau Tran of North Carolina State University tested more than 100,000 3-D simulations of free throws to come up with this HowTo for you. The two engineers have determined the perfect trajectory. Check out their strategy below, via Wired's How-To Wiki.
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt and team demonstrate the Pistol Pete ball handling drills. The Pistol Pete ball handling drills will help improve hand eye coordination in addition to ball handling technique. Follow along with this video and learn how to carry out the Pistol Pete exercise. Try at home.
Do you play basketball? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to steal the ball on the court with Kansas senior point guard Russell Robinson. To this you, first you need to apply pressure. As you do this you force your opponent to make mistakes and this will give you a window of opportunity to exploit the situation. Keep in mind that you need to maintain defensive principles.
Learn how to shoot the basketball using the "L position" and the "T-Ball position". These techniques are fundamental for making three point shots and free throws. Great drills for inexperienced or junior players.
Learn how to use the power dribble, allowing you to keep your head up and not look down at the ball when playing basketball.
This DVD was created to assist in focusing the spirit and intent of the rules as well as an aid to the training of all involved in FIBA basketball including: coaches, players and referees. In this video learn how to officiate when a player is shooting and a possible foul is committed.
Steve Nash teaches you how to pass properly. This NBA star's professional advice on improving your passing with definitely make you a better basketball player.
Learn how to improve your point guard skills on the basketball court with the help of this pressure sprint dribble drill.
This is an NBA Fundamentals video with Richard Hamilton teaching "Moving Without the Ball" techniques.
Multi time NBA MVP and Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant shows his reverse layup. Start in triple threat position, jab step to get space, drive by the defender and reverse the lay up at the hole. This is a Signature Moves film from Nike.
Hit the boards! Learn how to improve rebounding skills in youth basketball in this free basketball lesson video from an experienced coach.
Learn how to work against pressure defense and keep the defender off balance with the help of this dance dribbling basketball drill. The first video is a team drill and the second is an individual workout variation.
Learn a great 2 player drill for practicing rebounds and low post play - the rebounding one-on-one drill.
Manu Ginobili shows you his behind the back drive and tells you how to do it! This is a Nike Signature Move video featuring Manu, an NBA All Star. First, create space, fake drive, behind-the-back dribble and finally, finish at the rim with a dunk.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of lay ups in basketball. Coach Kirby Schepp makes it easy for even beginners who are just learning this great sport. He explains it, his players demonstrate it, and a drill is shown so you can practice it on your own.
Part Globetrotter, part Baseketball, our boy Q-Mack is a straight-up baller. He's got several tricks that will either earn you mad street cred or a technical foul.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of passing and catching in basketball. Coach Kirby Schepp makes it easy for even beginners who are just learning this great sport. He explains it, his players demonstrate it, and a drill is shown so you can practice it on your own.
Learn how to perform a perfect release when shooting a basketball from Tom Curtis. First you have to focus on the wrist and finger follow through after you shoot the basketball. It should be a relaxed finger finish with the thumb pointing toward the floor. The ball should be released from the index and middle finger of the shooting hand leaving a sensation after the release. Make sure your fingers finish goes directly toward the basket.
Watch how the different plays in the freelance circle offense are being played when defensive players are on the basketball court.
Shane Battier teaches you how to take a charge, and how it can help to stop superstars like Dwyane Wade and Lebron James. This inside skill drill from Shane Battier gives you the right perspective from an NBA star. Get basketball advice from the pros on how to improve your basketball game. Shane Battier is the authority on defense!
This video shows you how to do the Lebron James crossover. LB #23 from the Cleveland Cavaliers presents his Signature Move from Nike's series on NBA All Star court moves. Create space, fake drive, crossover dribble and finish at the rim.
Learn how to do the Kobe Bryant pump fake & pivot! This is another Nike Signature Move from NBA Laker MVP Kobe Bryant. Get in triple threat position. Jab step, drive by, pump fake and then pivot. This is a mid-range game for when you have an aggressive defender. Show him the ball, step through for a drive. If the defender is close left pivot around in a pirouette. Take the shot or you've got the teammate.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of your individual defense in basketball. Coach Kirby Schepp makes it easy for even beginners who are just learning this great sport. He explains it, his players demonstrate it, and a drill is shown so you can practice it on your own.
Learn how to strengthen your follow-through movement and your shot with the help of this free-throw skill basketball drill.
One of the most important and overlooked aspect of basketball is free throws. There's no reason a free throw can't be made every time, and this video will teach coaches and young children playing ball the best practices for getting ready for making the free throw. Shooting a free throw means repetition, it means practicing, because no matter where the team plays, the free throw line and the rim are always going to be familiar, so shooting a free throw shouldn't be a problem.