[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.

VS-)

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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