Kyrie Irving Protection Move: Basketball Moves

Published on 09/27/2013 by


Here is the Kyrie Irving’s signature rim protection finishing move. Used often by NBA players like Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose, and John Wall to bate shot blockers into giving up their position. This is one of the most simple and effective moves you are ever going to learn, making it perfect for every player from the playground the the pros. Learn the move and never get blocked by a helping big ever agin. Check us out at for our ever growing collection of skill videos!

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I get buckets….. Hi I’m coach Collin Castellaw and this is how to use the rim to protect your shot. As a scorer one of the best things you can do is use the rim to protect your shot from eager shot blockers. Now a lot of the time you are going up for a normal finish you’re going to have some sort of shot blocker in the area that is going to be maybe really really tall or can jump really really high and is at least going to challenge your shot. What you can do as a scorer is use the rim to protect the ball away from the shot blocker. So let’s pretend I’ve beat my man off the dribble and I’ve got a defender right here in front of me. You can go up and straight challenge them if you want to but if they are a good shot blocker they are probably going to get to it. Instead what you can do is you can use some sort of move to cross back over to the opposite side of the rim and then use it to protect the ball. Most of the time a shot blockers hand is not going to come across through the net or through the rim to come get a shot. So you see big time scorers always try to get to the opposite side of the rim because it gives them an open look. Alright let’s check out how Kyrie Irving does it. Kyrie is awesome at this move because of his great vision and ball skills. HE is not the most athletic guy in the league and that is why this move works perfect. So as he begins his drive he sees LeBron as the help side defender he gets LeBron to bite by rocking the ball to the right side of the basket first. LeBron leaves his feet to block the shot there as Kyrie switches the ball to his left. This keeps the rim between the ball and LeBron James’ hand making it impossible to block. If you enjoyed this video hit the like button below or subscribe to our channel by using the button in the bottom right hand corner. Who’s move do you want to see next week? Leave it in the comment section down below. You can also help us out by visiting our free website To get a free membership just click our logo. As always thanks for watching and the awesome support!

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