Euro Step

The Euro step is a move in which the attacker drives toward the basket, picks up his dribble, takes a step in one direction, and quickly takes a step in the other direction. The move can be a very effective way to get around defenders, especially for quicker forwards that can use long strides to their advantage.

The Euro step was a move that was, as the name implies, developed heavily in Europe and rarely used in the NBA until it was popularized in the early 2000s by foreign players such as Manu Ginobili. Today, it is one of the most common moves in the NBA, due to its effectiveness at misleading defenders.

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