Shot Fake Side-Step 3

Embedded below is a video of a variety of NBA players shot-faking their defender, but staying behind the 3-point line with their dribble to shoot a 3-pointer. As teams have come to understand the value of the 3 and defenses work to take them away, coaches are instructing their players to fly at shooters rather than perform a traditional closeout. This shot is a response to that technique. However, it is certainly not for everyone.

For more on shooting off the dribble:
-“The Most Important Shot in the NBA” (LINK)
-Jamal Crawford on the art of shot creation (LINK)
-A generation of Steph Currys? (LINK)
-Dead Leg 1-on-1 move (LINK)
-Between the legs + Hop (LINK)

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