In The Dribble Drive Motion – An Instruction Manual I talk at length about the fundamentals of attacking 1-on-1, inspired by coach Dave Smart of Carleton University, Canada. I players are much more effective when they use the swim move, and at the 1:55 mark in the video below you will see how it works against the number 1 NBA draft pick John Wall:
Notice how Jeremy Lin reaches out with his left arm and keeps Wall on his side for the entire drive. The commentators say that Wall has to work on his “D”, but once the swim move is established it’s almost impossible to recover.
Also look at the 5:06 mark where Lin blows by his man. Again he uses the felt arm to create leverage effectively, and that’s why I teach the swim move.
Its been a question for a long time – why “dribble drive” vs. “drive”? What other ways are their to drive in basketball other than by dribbling? None!
That’s a good question. That’s the way it’s named and has been for a long time and for clarity it’s probably easier if it stays that way…