Before Today’s WNBA All-Star Game, Peep the 9 Best Moves in the League

  • Live from Phoenix, the WNBA All-Star game is today at 3:30 p.m. EST. You didn’t know? Glad we could put you on! Their four-month season speeds by so it’s easy to miss how nice these ladies actually are. So we put together a look at the nine best moves currently cooking in the WNBA.

  • Brittney Griner's Drop Step

    Griner has really started to come into her own in this, her second WNBA season, setting a league record for blocks in one game (11). But Griner also uses her length and power to clear space on the drop step, and her height to get the easy lay in.
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  • Maya Moore's Handle

    Maya More can do anything she wants on the court. She scores at will from a variety of spots, but her handle and passing make her elite. At the 1:50 mark above she leads the break on a play that only she could make look routine.
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  • Diana Taurasi's Eurostep

    Diana Taurasi gets to the rim with ease by using the Eurostep to clear out defenders. This move makes her unstoppable in the open court and on a wing isolation.
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  • Skylar Diggins' Crossover

    Skylar uses her quickness and excellent ball handling skills at the :27 mark to set up her opponent for a quick cross and blow by, which leads to a bucket for her or an easy shot for a teammate.
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  • Elena Delle Donne's Pull-Up Jumper

    Delle Donne reminds me of KD. Quick first step and dribble, stop on a dime and pull up for the shot. At 6’5″, not many can block her shot, allowing Delle Donne to take the shot she wants as seen here at :53.
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  • Tamika Catchings' Crossover and Drive

    Tamika Catchings has all-world scoring ability around the basket. What sets her apart is her crossover and drive, a move Catchings used to perfection to capture the WNBA MVP award in 2011.
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  • Angel McCoughtry in transition

    Angel McCoughtry reminds me of Dominique Wilkins because she gets to the basket at will. McCoughtry on the break is pretty much an automatic bucket.
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  • Shoni Schimmel's Court Vision

    Shoni “Showtime” Schimmel earns her nickname with daily dimes to her teammates [see Angel McCoughtry]. Her ability to score freezes the defense, allowing Showtime to find teammates for easy baskets. Go to the 0:13 mark.
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  • Cappie Pondexter's Hop-step Crossover

    At 42 seconds in, Pondexter shows her mastery of this move to get open layups and pull-up jumpers. The hop confuses her defender, and the crossover leaves her in the dust.
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