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Ball Fake

What is Ball Fake?

The intentional feint or deceptive motion made by a basketball player with the ball, designed to shed a defender or throw off a defender's rhythm in order to get a clear shot.

Sporting Charts explains Ball Fake

A ball fake can be as simple as a single pump before an actual shot, or more elaborate, such as a fake pass on the run. Point guards and other more competent ball handlers are usually the players who use ball fakes the most, as their extra speed and athletic ability can make a good ball fake give them all the time they need to score or provide an assist.

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