"This is basketball, not figure skating. You don't get extra points for degree of difficulty" - Bob Hurley

Here is a player's dribbling sequence on the wing...
• Dribble through the legs 3 times.
• Crossover.
• Dribble through the legs 2 times.
• Crossover.
• Behind-the-back step-back three-pointer.
And the shot was easily blocked by the defender (who barely even had to move)...

"What should he have done instead?"

Probably just passed to a teammate and continued the offense...
But if he had to score in a one-on-one situation.
• Squared up to the hoop.
• Read the defender.
• If they have space, shoot.
• If the defender is too close for an open shot, use a shot fake or jab step and then use 2 - 3 dribbles to create a scoring opportunity.

Definitely not dance around with the dribble.
That's not effective basketball.

 Take being tired out of the equation.  Get in shape, physically and mentally.  When other players are getting tired, you are just getting going.

Difference between nervous and anxious.

Nervous  = Unprepared

Anxious = Can't wait

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