Arguably, Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving has the best handles in the NBA. Although he's worked tirelesly with professional trainers like Micah Lancaster and Sandy Pyonin, all he needed growing up was a simple household item to work on mastering his dribble.
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Watch the video interview below, in which the 22-year-old Irving says he got the idea from watching a Baron Davis documentary. Davis used a plastic bag, and Irving says it helps him "get a feel for the ball."
Covering a basketball with a plastic bag changes the surface. It becomes more difficult to grip with the hands and has less bounce off the floor. Also, the ball bounces in unpredictable ways, especially with the knot tied to keep the bag on.
Ultimately, using a plastic bag can help you gain better control over the basketball once you take the bag off.
Check out the plastic bag dribbling drill in action. In video below, Rhode Island sophomore guard E.C. Mathews gives it a try.
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