Warriors’ Quinn Cook admits he got his spin move from Tony Parker in Ankle Breakers DVD
Having matched up against Tony Parker several times as cog in the second unit, Golden State Warriors point guard Quinn Cook recalled looking up to him, even following some of his arsenal of moves.
“I used to have a DVD called Ankle Breakers,” said Quinn, recalling his youth, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “It had a 15-minute segment on Tony Parker. I got my spin move from Tony Parker.”
Parker was perhaps the least flashy of all the players featured in the DVD, the likes of Allen Iverson, Stephon Marbury, and Baron Davis — yet his spin move to floater game was as lethal as any of his All-Star counterparts.
Cook, who is 6-foot-2 like Parker, uses a similar finesse game around the paint, but with a much refined 3-point ability, tools that have earned him a full-fledged NBA contract and a spot in the playoff roster after the Warriors cut Omri Casspi.
“I was telling Kevin [Durant] the other day. I’d know a move that he was going to before it happened. That’s because of how much I watched him,” added Cook. “I couldn’t imagine guarding him 10 years ago.”
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Cook has been holding his own this postseason, despite re-joining the bench unit with Andre Iguodala starting at point guard, playing a hair under 20 minutes per game in this series.