Blazers’ CJ McCollum lists Manu Ginobili’s Eurostep as 1 of 5 all-time ‘most unstoppable moves’
McCollum was at the Pull Up Podcast where the Blazers star shared what he believes are the top five most punishing moves of all time. One of the moves he mentioned was Ginobili’s Eurostep which he belives was ‘revolutionary.’
“Manu’s eurostep-His eurostep definitely was revolutionary. The fact that he came over from Europe and did it; Nobody had done it before him.”
Most kids know the Eurostep from Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Russell, Westbrook, and Giannis Antetokounmpo. But the fact of the matter is that Ginobili was the first one who effectively utilized the maneuver.
Thursday night, the Spurs will retire Manu Ginobili's jersey 👏 pic.twitter.com/dqwGQIQWqx
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 28, 2019
The move did not only render defenses helpless, but it also helped the San Antonio Spurs win championships. Ginobili himself has four rings out of the five titles Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan accumulated in an almost two-decade span.
Apart from containing Duncan’s dominance, Tony Parker’s footwork, Spurs’ foes also had to deal with Ginobili’s savviness. Not only did he exhibit strength in his drives to the hoop, but he also showcased an unmatched finesse via the Eurostep.
Now, the Eurostep has become one of the most used moves in basketball. Other players have turned it into their own version. But everything stems from Ginobili.
What moves did we forget ? pic.twitter.com/k9UbKgDHnt
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 25, 2020
The other moves that McCollum mentioned is Allen Iverson’s deadly crossover, Michael Jordan’s fadeaway, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s skyhook, and Hakeem Olajuwon’s Dream Shake. Do you agree with McCollum’s list? Or do you feel that he left something out?