The Art of Dribbling

For a player, there’s no better feeling than dropping a defender to the ground with a lethal crossover, and there’s certainly no better feeling of pleasure than when you run back on defense, hearing the “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd. Dribbling is used in basketball for one to move to their desired spot with the ball. Some use it wisely, while others overuse it, causing them to eventually create a turnover. Wise dribbles not only create scoring opportunities, but can also fool defenders. The greatest dribblers on this earth today have marked themselves down as amongst basketball’s best entertainment, and have a reputation of embarrassing every defender standing in their path.

Mastering dribbling skills is perhaps a vital key to playing the sport of basketball. It brings self confidence to one that no defender can steal the ball away, and subsequently, allows the offense of the team to stay alive. Dribbling effectively can open paths towards scoring, and also towards finding open teammates. It is the reason for why the top offensive teams can score at will. Nevertheless, dribbling is also why also certain players make a name for themselves and their trickery with the ball, which draws mass attention when they use it with complete finesse to score and find open teammates play by play. Overall, the art of dribbling is growing year by year. The creativeness to get past a defender with a sequence of dribbles continues to get more advanced, as well the number of defenders left behind clueless of what fooled them.


About Veeresh Neralagi

A young basketball fan
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