[Ads-l] Why the Eurostep is the NBA=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99s_?=most controversial move -- and its most unstoppable

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 10 08:36:36 EST 2018

According to this piece, he picked it up in Europe but that's debatable. He
was a decade behind the European players and coaches but may well have
developed the move by watching games on TV as a kid. Yugoslavia (Serbia &
Croatia after break-up) & Italy were top Euro basketball powers after the
Soviets faded in the late 1980s, with Lithuania (after independence) and
Spain joining them a bit later. And these were the countries where the
technique developed. Most top South American players ended up in the
respective leagues as well. Ginobili played much later.


On Fri, Nov 9, 2018, 10:15 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> Ah, but did he bring his step with him from Argentina or pick it up in
> Italy, before conveying it to San Antonio?  I may be influenced by the fact
> that I first got to know Manu, step and all, during the Olympics (when he
> was playing for Argentina).

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