Due to the difficulty of the basketball “spin move” very few can create the power and control to produce in competition. Derrick Rose is the definition of power, he can create and transfer force better than any other PG in the league. This ability to transfer force allows him to create superior traction for the “D.Rose Spin Move” a 2k11 version of a basketball fundamental.
The athletic breakdown below will display each segment of the spin move and what to work on in a training/performance setting to add the spin move to your game.
Lets take a closer breakdown of the “D.Rose Spin Move”
Like many of the athletic movements associated with basketball, the spin move incorporates:
- fundamental movement patterns
- strength foundations.
Body to the Ball : The initial angle is created by D.Rose’s ability to get his body to the basketball allowing him to create leverage for the next move. A possible stretch shortening (SSC) effect of the hop.
Define the lead foot: Athletes who can stop and start on one foot can create superior angles leading to generate more power out of the counter movement.
Single leg stability converted to power: look at the knee position of the right foot identical to a single leg squat or lunge with the back foot providing minimal contact with floor.
Bank the Turn : If a car tried to make a flat turn at 230 mph, it would slide right off the track because it doesn’t have enough traction. Traction is proportional to how much weight is on the tires (the more weight, the more traction). Banking a turn allows some of the G-forces created in the turn to increase the weight on the tires, increasing the traction.
Hip Extension : allows D.Rose to separate from defender and transfer energy to the jump shot.
Race car theory: The inside foot needs to “racecar” to the hoop creating traction allows for more speed that converts vertically for the jump shot, a sweeping action that allows for D.Rose to get his hips around at a greater velocity.
Balance and Hips: on the left side of the basket it is important to get the right hip and foot around to rim.
Derrick Rose has the NBA’s best spin move, a tribute to the lost of art of the spin and a man who made it an art form Earl “The Pearl” Monroe