Chris Paul Does The “Yo-Yo Dribble” vs the Mavs, Who Created This Move?
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During last night’s win against the Mavs, ball-handling wiz Chris Paul pulled out the “yo-yo flip” dribble to blow past Dwight Powell and score on a reverse layup. It’s a dribble that CP3 has become a master of since he “discovered” it back in 2006 when the NBA experimented with the short-lived micro-fiber ball.
“They were switching the balls to a different material, where I could actually throw it out away, really far from me and it can still come back,” Paul said.
“I’m not dunking over anybody, so I’ve got to come up with little tricks like that,” Paul said.
Since then there’s been some dispute over who the inventor really is. Streetball legend The Professor claims he was doing it back in high school. Jeff Teague said he’s been doing it since college.
“When I was at Wake Forest (in college) I did it on accident.” said Teague. “I was dribbling and I kind of lost the ball, and the (defender) went flying.
Patrick Beverely and John Wall – one of the best at doing the move – both credited CP3.
“I’m not going to say it’s mine,” Wall said. “I just used it.”
“Everybody’s trying to make it my move, but [Paul’s] been doing it a long time,” he added.
Regardless of who the inventor is, it’s an exciting move that seems to becoming more popular – even among high flyers.
BONUS VIDEO: THE PROFESSOR WITH THE YO-YO DRIBBLE
Source: SB NATION