Originally Posted by theaussieguy
I basically learned the game by watching the pros, only started playing a few years ago so never went through all those skill camps as a kid, and its only recently became apparent to me, despite my ace dribbling skills and ball control, its often considered a carry despite it being no different than steve nash or any other player in the league.
I honestly think the biggest difference between todays league and the league of old is that carrys just arn't called anymore so noone bothers to dribble all dorky like straight up and down and this inherently speeds the game up drastically.
Anyway its annoying because in pickup games I get called out by the older guys still playing in another generation. If its a carry fair enough but I can't help but think its basically the only way to stop me from crossing someone up and getting to the basket.
Down here in the Caribbean its the same thing, old dudes calling carrying on younger dudes when executing a hesitation crossover.
What i started to do is to mix up my moves a little more, use the through the leg crossover instead. There's no tendancy to carry the ball doing that