1. THE PISTOL INVENTED THE “RONDO”
The ball fake move commonly credited to Rajan Rondo was in fact pioneered by Pistol Pete Maravich.
See how Edgemont’s Avery Yee used the move effectively in a playoff game.
2. DIMINUTIVE LEGENDS
Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues stood all of 5’3″ but nonetheless was a star point guard for famed Dunbar High School in Baltimore, where his tenacity led the team to a #1 U.S. ranking in 1983.
Muggsy had a successful career at Wake Forest and in the NBA. He remains an inspiration for vertically challenged basketball players everywhere.
3. SPORTSMANSHIP FOCUS
Posterizing a player involves dunking the ball over the top or in front of another player in such a forceful and/or picturesque manner that it may appear on a poster.
Putting someone on skates is when a player crosses the defender over so viciously that the opponent loses balance like a novice ice skater (break ankles \ synonym).
5. BACK IN THE DAY
Jason Williams was one of the NBA’s great showmen. See his incredible highlight reel.
“I like slam-dunks, take me to the hoop, my favorite play is the alley-oop, I like the pick-and-roll, I like the give-and go…” — Rapper Kurtis Blow in “Basketball.”
What’s wrong with [counting in] twos.” — Moses Guthrie, played by Dr. J in “The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.”