New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony is one of the best offensive players in the NBA. The 9-time All-Star can beat defenders off the dribble and take them to the hoop, back them down and beat them in the post, or scorch them with his deadly outside shot. But what sets all these moves up is his signature jab step.
The jab step is an effective way to create space between yourself and a defender, and Anthony uses it to score however he wants. He has used the move throughout his whole career, and it has obviously served him well.
Now Melo is now teaching the move to his 9-year-old son, Kiyan.
After practice on Monday, the 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist showed his son his bread and butter move, along with other techniques for driving the baseline.
Carmelo Anthony worked with his son, 9-year-old Kiyan, for a long time after Knicks practice today. pic.twitter.com/PZJbgqRugI
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 19, 2016
We recently wrote about how good Kiyan is at dribbling. If he can get his dad's jab step down, he could become a deadly scorer. The drill that Melo taught his son is good for anyone wanting to learn how to create space away from a defender. A hard jab step with a good ball fake will get the defender off-balance, helping you create open space to score.
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