Lookback At Red Auerbach & Bill Russell’s Educational Video On Rebounding, Nice to see this Mcadoo and russell together in this video. Mcadoo probably one of the most underrated players in nba history with his peak being one of the best ever. Love bill Russell’s rebounding here too. Pretty sure he was retired by then too
Lookback At Red Auerbach & Bill Russell’s Educational Video On Rebounding
I like the textbook positioning demonstration. My only thought to all those details is when a game gets at full speed and your hands are positioned low or too low around the waist and being too concerned a player will get around you often quicker players will beat you to the ball, even shorter players, because you are shrinking yourself down lower.
While you are boxing your man another comes in and takes your rebound because your hands are low and theirs are closer to the rim. You don’t catch a rebound in your mouth. Especially in today’s game since it is essentially a perimeter game with longer carums, your hands have to be up ready to snatch the ball similar to the way you play zone defense or the ball after the carum will get by you.
You can reach up or like he says reach out as rebounding is in fact position but it’s also “bang bang” hands up, ready to receive, and it also quite often has very little to do with how high you can jump. Now, one-on-one, Red and Russell’s technique here is absolutely perfect but the game is five on five.