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I dont know abotu the most effective in a game but the most impressive was the guy who was the dribbling specialist 4 the original globetrotters he could do anything Any1 remember his name?
 

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Originally posted by <b>ltrain99</b>!
I dont know abotu the most effective in a game but the most impressive was the guy who was the dribbling specialist 4 the original globetrotters he could do anything Any1 remember his name?
Marcus Haynes considered the world's greatest dribbler ever. He was part of the old globetrotters is he who u r talking about? Here is his profile.

http://harlemglobetrotters.com/history/leg-haynes.php
 

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Originally posted by <b>ltrain99</b>!
I dont know abotu the most effective in a game but the most impressive was the guy who was the dribbling specialist 4 the original globetrotters he could do anything Any1 remember his name?
The Greatest of all time for the trotters was the one and only <b>"Marcus Haynes"</b> He was way - way ahead of his time in ballhandling.

But again, that is not the Pro game.

As far as Magic being Magic because he was flashy! Agree! Magic was a VERY special player in the history of this great game. Actually, he makes <b>my </b>all time first team player list. :)
 

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Originally posted by <b>OZZY</b>!
Pistol Pete Maravich hands down, he was the first to handle the ball like that and led the way for guys like Magic and Jason Williams. Pistol created that kind of creativity and flare, so he really is the best ball handler ever.
First does not mean best. This is a common misconception. Pistol Pete may have innovated some of the moves that we see today, but who is to say that Magic/Zeke/Frazier/etc... would not have come up with them?

Not saying Pete wasn't a damn good ballhandler, just refuting the "first = best" argument.
 

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Nobody compares to Pistol Pete in this. He INVENTED the And1 moves you see today. It's a shame he died so young.
 

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Oscar and Jordan weren't that good ball handelers. They were both sufficient, but not good. Oscar especially. He didn't have any moves or anything. He did a lot of backing his man down and dribbiling like that.
 

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i think its a lot easier to come up with whos the best ball handler to ever play the game, just a few comes into mind like magic starbudy the answer j kidd pistol pete so on and so on
but who do you think is the WORST ball handler to ever player the game ?? my hat is off to chris dudley, the man just simply cant dribble the ball with an extend of 2 seconds

my catch for the best ball handler of all time is tim hardaway, his cross over my eye ball everytime when he did that u-t-e-p two steps. magic was perheps the best ever ball handler at 6-7 and above but no way can he compare to those small amazing men in the history of the league.
 

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When comparing old to current ballhandlers, don't forget what kind of palming players are allowed to do now...
 

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well... to me ballhandler is not just dribbling, and NBA ball handler has to do the best job with the ball in least amount of time (24 secs)

u can go and and say AO has better ball handling skills then MAgic, but he's just playing around,

im 16 so i have never seend Pistol, so from what i have seen is that Magic is the best of all time, knew what he wanted to do with the ball, he could dribble it around any1, and pass at the same time, no AI, Skip can do that!
if ur talking about skip and exelnt ball handler for the NBA then have my name next to him!
 

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Steve Nash is an exceptional ballhandler. He uses both hands equally well, and can go anywhere he wants with the ball... I like how he just weaves his way around the court like he's all alone out there.

Tony Parker is also an impressive ballhandler, because of the speed he moves at. He's able to move so fast and change direction so quickly and have the ball under control.

I don't know who the best ever would be. I guess I'll just say Bob Cousy to be cool.
 

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Michael Jordan..

No one has ever stolen the ball from him..

Oh wait..

"NICK ANDERSON STEALS THE BALL FROM MICHAEL JORdAN"!!!
 

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PISTOL PETE!!!!!!

Pick up his "Homework Basketball" Tapes.

He is just insane. The ball is part of his palm. And this was filmed after his career.

Pistol 4 Life.
 

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Pistol Pete was the best Dribbler ever

The ball was part of his hand and he could do anything with it.

Earl "The Perl" Monroe was pretty good too with all those spin moves.
 

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I think the king of crossover Timmy Hardaway!!!!

Mind you though I think Spud Webb was pretty nice a ball as well, and I think you have all underestimated Julius "Dr J" Erving.

However you need to define the Criteria.... are we talking skills to hold it down when trying to break ankles (Rafer Alston) or purely what they do with it (Kidd, Marbury)??

Timmy H be king yo' dont make no mistake
 
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