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These are the players in the NBA with the best ball handling ability, they are the players that can keep the ball alive and create there own shots because of the dribbling ability. And it is kind of surprising that there are not that many players with a good handle, but almost ever one of these players are great, see a connection!!!?

1)Allen Iverson: Yeah he is quick but he can get by any player because of his handle, very creative with the ball and is the quickest cross-over in the NBA, can do it all from jab steps to behind the back, easily the best ball handler.

2)Mike Bibby: He is a very clutch player, but his best attruibute might be his dribbling, not that athletic but he can get in the line at any time, and doesn't turn it over that ofter either, seems to always be in control.

3)Kobe Bryant: Unlike most people think, I believe the most important part about Kobe's game is his handle, very good handle for his size, could easily be a tall PG if he was not that good at scoring, very quick with the ball like Allen but is not always as creative like Allen is.

4)John Stockton: Yeah he is old but he is the best at keeping his dribble alive in the NBA, very good and going around defenders and not losing his dribble, not a great cross-over but it is very hard to steal a ball from John Stockton even if he is just about 40 something.

5)Jason Kidd: Maybe should be higher but I think he is more fast with the ball than having a good handle, if this was speed with the ball he would be #1 but it is not, still is a great dribbler though, combined with his speed he is unstopable going to the hole.

6)Jamaal Tinsley: Great handle, very very creative, seems like he has the ball on a string, dribbles low to the ground and players can't get steals off of him easily, once again, not a great athlete but his handle makes up for it in the game.

7)Gary Payton: Kind of nasty with the ball, very aggressive dribbling in traffic, not afraid to go in down low, not a super cross-over or juke move but he still gets it done with penetration.

8)Tracy McGrady: Not a great handle but being that he is 6-8 and fare from the ground he is easily the best dribbler of any player taller than 6-7, but the best part about Tracy even though he has a very good handle, that is not his best attruibute, his athletic ability is, he to is very strong with the ball.

9)Anfernee Hardaway: Even though he is nothing he once was, he will stay around because he has a very good handle, good at penetrating and creating off his dribble, and is not to bad turn over wise, would have been higher if he still played like he once did.

Did I miss anyone?
 

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Rafer Alston A.K.A. Skip To My Lou has to be the best ball-handler in the NBA. Also Steve Francis and Stephon Marbury should be on that list.
 

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steve francis has probly the overall best handle imo becuase hes not just quick but he has the handles. For instance iverson i thik he is just very quick and thats wat makes his crossover look better. and also baron davis
 

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Jay Williams has a good handle.. but yea he needs a year to show it off before he can be proven as one of the best
 

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If he doesnt make the nba.. he can travel around and be on one of those and 1 mix tapes
 

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Tim Hardaway can still handle the ball. I know it's been a while since anyone has seen it, but he can.

And I saw Tony Parker do some sick things during the playoffs... pulling up on a 1 on 3 by stopping, taking one dribble behind his back, and drain a 15-footer while the defenders were waiting in the lane. He can also accelerate with the ball better than most.

I think when we say handles, we can't be thinking the Allen Iverson/Hot Sauce type handles. Those are fancy dribbles, but it's more important at how PRODUCTIVE a dribbler they are, not how fancy of a dribbler they are.

That being said, Iverson is still #1 on my list too.

Scottie Pippen can still handle the ball with the best, although he's lost the athleticism to beat his man one on one...
 

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here's my list:

1. Rafer Alston- "skip to my Lou" is the best NBA handler as of right now period. If you have seen any of his rucker games, you'd know why.

2. Stephon Marbury- Another famous plaground baller from NYC, "Starbury" has got extreme moves that he only uses on the streeball court, i'm just waiting for the day he shows the NBA how good his handles are.

3. Steve Francis- Awesome rucker baller, he has quick handles, nice moves, and could break your ankle with one of his crossovers.

4. Jamaal Tinsley- You could argue that his handles are much better than Francis, whichat times his true. He is just sipmly really fun to watch

5. Jason Williams- I hate this guy, just hate him. Unfortunatley He is maybe the 5th best ball handler in the league.

6. Smush Parker- You could argue here that he is better than JWill, but I'll place hime at 6 for now.

7. Jerome Williams- I know what your thinking "Jerome Wiliams, Hah yeah right!" that's what I would of thought, that is until I saw him at a Rucker game. He can ball with the best of them.
 

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Tinsley also has a sick handle! Apart from his absence id agree wif all the other posters :yes:
 

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Re: here's my list:

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7. Jerome Williams- I know what your thinking "Jerome Wiliams, Hah yeah right!" that's what I would of thought, that is until I saw him at a Rucker game. He can ball with the best of them.
I saw that game also. But you forgot Allen Iverson. Also, I bet other forwards in the league have handles as good or better as JYD, but they haven't been in a big Rucker game yet.
 

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I did forget one! Jason Williams on Memphis, I new I was missing something.

Rank him 4th on my list
4)Jason Williams: Doesn't always use his handling ability, but he can get to the hoop at any time, sometimes in games it seems like he is almost to good at handling the ball, be it passing or dribbling because no player really knows what he is going to do, but he is more of a passer than dribbler, but his passes do seem to be like dribble moves at times.
 

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Illy AL Iverson got sweet handles cross is wicked see JORDAN ANKLES BROKEN .

JWILL-White ChoC handles is sweet doesnt use crossover as much but is sweet.

Rafer Alston is ridiculous,

Steve Francis,and Moochie Norris is incredible,local from where I'm from can bake anybody with crossover,their practices in Houston must be incredible.

Nick The QUICK- will break you and pull up

Kobe Best BIG BALLHANDLER in the league,

Disagree with Tmac his game more about first step probably best FIRST STEP in the league.

Avery Johnson's cross for years has been sneaky tight.

Troy Hudson-is pretty good.

ALLTIME GREATEST MOVES EVER DONE(ie CROSSOVERS)

1.AI on Jordan enuff said.
2.Tim Hardaway on Stockton and Chris Childs, killed them both
3. MAHMOUD ABDUL RAUF (chris jackson) years ago his cross was silly broke Tim Hardaways ankles really bad in a game.
4. Kobe against Pippen in Western finals 3 yrs ago alleyoop to Shaq. He crossed Pip up.

alltime great ballhandlers
1. Isiah Thomas-no one better no one.
2. Bob Cousy
3. Magic Johnson-6'9 with point handle never been duplicated.
4. Pete Maravich-I've seen him do stuff I still can't believe.
5. Tim Hardaway
(stockton is honorable mention)
 

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unmentioned players...

Moochie Norris---with the 'fro up, best head fake in the league

Tierre Brown--Houston has a virtual line-up of all star dribblers...

Kenny Anderson---when he was younger...

Travis Best---too small though...

Damon Stoudamire---master of the herky jerky style of dribbling

Nick Van Exel---crossover's pretty good, also his inside out crossover
 
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