Basketball Fadeaway Jump Shot Technique – Training Video

by Patrick

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michael jordan fadeawayThis jump shot fadeaway training video will take you through the steps to achieving a killer jump shot. Having the ability to pull off this move in basketball is a very important skill that every player should develop. In the video, Michael Jordan will teach you the proper way to perform the jump shot fadeaway.

If you’ve been watching the NBA for any length of time, I’m sure you already know that this is one of the moves that almost every top player has perfected. Players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan continually school people with the fadeaway. The main reason for this is that it’s so hard to defend. The only problem is that it’s also a difficult shot to make, so don’t assume that you’re going to master it right away. However, if you work hard at perfecting the shot you’ll be an unstoppable offensive player.

Anyway, enough blabbering. On to the video. I’ve included a transcript beneath it for those who are hearing disabled and those who don’t have speakers.

Fadeaway Jump Shot Technique Video

Begin transcript

As I said, now you gotta be able to shoot it on both sides. And it doesn’t change going from the left side of the court to the right side of the court. Everything is basically the same. You always want to protect the basketball as an offensive player. So, if I’m going baseline to shoot my fadeaway, I’m not carrying the ball low to the ground to try and gain momentum. I’m carrying it high so the defense cannot strip at the basketball.

lebron james fadeaway jump shotSo once I carry the basketball around on my pivot foot, I try to square up my shoulders and feet toward the target while pushing away from the target itself. Ok?

When I switch sides, nothing changes from what happened on the other side. This time I’m leading with my left, carrying the ball high, pushing off and fading from the basketball hoop.

Now, let’s do it in quick form so you can see how everything operates (MJ demonstrates the whole move at around 0:58, and again in the opposite direction at about 1:04)

It takes a lot of energy from your legs. It takes a lot of loading up from your legs to get the height and momentum going away from your target, which is not customarily how you should shoot a basketball. Not fundamentally sound, but yet it’s a shot that creates space from your defense, and if you perfect it it’s hard to defend.

End transcript

A few notes

As MJ mentioned, the fadeaway jump shot isn’t necessarily a technically sound shot, but it it very hard to defend. One of the best ways that I’ve found to help make sure that my shot goes in is by focusing on where my hand is when I release the ball. For example, if I’ve finished squaring up to the basket and I’m just about to take my shot I’ll keep an eye on which way my body is moving. If my body is moving to the right I’ll point my hand a little to the left of the basket and vice versa. The reason for this is that when you spin around to take your fadeaway, the momentum of your spin will often carry your body in one direction or another. This movement will throw off your shot if you don’t compensate for it.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this lesson, and let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.

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