A type of shot in which the ball starts off resting on the palm of the shooter and is rolled off the player's fingertips. The ball is typically arced high above the outstretched arms of defenders.
The finger roll is the signature shot of former San Antonio Spurs shooting guard George Gervin, routinely sinking it from as far as 15 feet from the basket. George Gervin used the finger roll to win the scoring title in three consecutive years (1977 to 1980).
The finger roll is seldom seen now in the NBA because of how difficult it is to execute. Most players prefer the floater over the finger roll.