Monday, June 3, 2013

How to Spin a Basketball on your Finger

Many people start out trying to immediately spin the ball on their finger. This is the wrong approach. Start with the basics. It is more important to master the spin before you try any nonsense with your fingers. Start out simply practice spinning the ball in the air. Throw it in the air over and over against to achieve the perfect spin.

A big decision to make is which direction to spin the ball. I would recommend spinning the ball away from you, so when you try to keep the spin going you’re hitting away from your face. Don’t want to hit your face while trying to spin the basketball! Again, the most important thing to remember is not to worry about catching it with your finger. Master the spin, so the ball’s rotation is fast and steady.

Once you master the spin then you can start catching it with your finger. Keep working on it for a few minutes every day and before you know it, you’ll be a spinning pro. The last step is to master all the tricks, going from right hand to left, bouncing it from your fist, bouncing it from your knee, going around your arms, going under your arm and spinning the ball on your nose!

This kid’s spinning tricks are sick:

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