A NY Times article titled “An N.B.A. Move That Crossed an Ocean,” writer Jonathan Abrams describes an offensive basketball move that is finding its way on to basketball courts across America: the Euro step.
Abrams wrote, “Players in the N.B.A. now often showcase the Euro step, a move in which a player drives past a defender by stepping one way and then quickly taking a big lateral step in the other direction. The move is a crafty way to distribute the two steps allocated to a player after he stops dribbling, and it goes right to the edge of being a traveling violation.”
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat guard, is one of the top practitioners of the move. In addition to using it to get past the defender guarding him, he’s found it valuable to avoid charges against help defenders.
Check out the video below of Wade demonstrating the move in game action and his interview on the topic. Basketball players will want to add this move to their repertoire.
Dwyane Wade’s Euro-Step Move