Top 12 Explain One Play Videos of 2019, #1 - #4
Like manna from heaven if manna were monetized on YouTube
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Here are the Top 12 play analysis videos from the 2018-2019 season as measured by the all-important metric of YouTube views! They are all pretty good, though.
4. How Stephen Curry broke the NBA Playoffs record for threes
(Apr 14, 2019) Golden State Warriors legend Stephen Curry broke a record in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Clippers for most playoff threes in NBA history. Here’s how it happened, with analysis of all 8 threes plus his thunderous dunk putback(?). Co-starring Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Rocco.
3. Durant lobs to Curry for the alley-oop dunk??
Okay, I admit the title was complete clickbait, but the video is a good one.
(Dec 18, 2018) Stephen Curry, for the first time in his career, called for an alley-oop lob in the Memphis Grizzlies - Golden State Warriors game. Is he insane for calling for a lob? Would Kevin Durant deliver the lob? Would he throw down the dunk? Watch for the answers, along with a breakdown of the Warriors Weave play leading to the lob call.
2. Stephen Curry and DeMarcus Cousins Fake a Pick and Roll
(Jan 28, 2019) The Golden State Warriors are adjusting some classic plays for their new big man DeMarcus Cousins. Here’s a play that looks like a pick and roll for Stephen Curry, which turns into a sneak attack for Cousins. But what if Cousins wants to share and confuses everyone instead? Co-starring Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston and 1999 Steve Kerr on the Spurs.
1. The New Way Stephen Curry Defends James Harden
(May 4, 2019) Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been trying new defenses against James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Last year, GSW let Harden isolate vs Steph. This year, GSW is trying a combination of high tag, trapping, bumping off, and baiting lobs. We analyze the defense, and look at its origins in defending LeBron James. Co-starring Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James and James Harden.
I have played basketball since the 4th grade - I'm 67 now. Eric's explanations are one of the coolest and most useful things I've ever seen for understanding basketball.
There's one "Explain" I like to see and read. Tell us how you become such a wizard and have you ever involved with coaching, at any level?