Maybe you do not know, even the professional NBA players often have to practice the basic exercises with the ball. It is because in basketball, ball control skills are a very important part in the victory of a team. Besides dribbing the ball, the ball-handling skills are also important. The difference between dribbling and ball handling is intent. Dribbling is the skill of controlling the ball as you bounce it to the floor. Ball handling is what you do while you are doing dribble. That may be the pass the ball to teammates, pass the opponents then lay up or make a pass … Today, iLuv Sport will send you 10 NBA players with good ball handling skills that you can learn from them a lot.
10. Rafer Alston
Rafer Alston is a great PG from street basketball. He spent 11 years in the NBA playing for many different teams from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Miami Heat. Even without a ring or individual title, he is still a great ball handler.
9. Chris Paul
The point guard has won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, two Olympic gold medals, and led the NBA in assists four times and steals six times. He has also been selected to nine NBA All-Star teams, eight All-NBA teams, and eight All-Defensive teams.
8. Isaiah Thomas
Although only 5 ft 9 ins tall (1.75 meters) but good ball handling skills have made Isaiah Thomas able to attending the NBA All-Star Game in 2016.
7. Tim Hardaway
Standing at six feet (1.83 m) tall, he was best known for his crossover dribble which was dubbed the “UTEP Two-step” by television analysts.
6. Stephen Curry
Despite the defeat in the NBA final in 2016, we can not deny the significant contribution of Stephen Curry for the success of GoldenState Warrior.
5. Kyrie Irving
Talented PG has just won the NBA championship after defeating GoldenState Warrior.
4. Jamal Crawford
Playing all Shooting Guard and Poing Guard,Jamal Crawford won the NBA Sixth of the Year Award in 2010, 2014 and 2016, becoming the first three-time winner of the award in NBA history.
3. Jason William
Very popular with the nickname “white chocolate”, the ball handling skills of Jason William are astounding.
2. Pete Maravich
One of the youngest players ever inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Maravich was cited by the Hall as “perhaps the greatest creative offensive talent in history”. In an April 2010 interview, Hall of Fame player John Havlicek said that “the best ball-handler of all time was Pete Maravich.”
1. Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson played both the shooting guard and point guard positions. He was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2001.