FREESTYLE BASKETBALL WITH BAVO DELBEKE
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„I was always a pretty obedient and coachable kid, but I am glad I never took that advice from you, coach!” This is Bavo Delbeke’s feedback to his coach who told him to not waste his time tricks and should focus on real basketball instead. Today, the Belgian freestyle is known as “Bavo Freestyles” and belongs to the best freestyler basketballers of the world. He travels around the globe performing and teaching his balling techniques. For years he’s trusting in McDavid underwear as it keeps him warm and absorbs sweat.
ABOUT BAVO FREESTYLES
„People often ask me if I take a ball everywhere I go. Little do they know it’s the ball that’s taking me everywhere!” Bavo got into basketball freestyle at the age of thirteen. This artistic form of basketball that promotes freedom and creativity, immediately had him hooked. Since then not a day went by without a ball in his hands. After years of passionate training, Bavo earned himself a spot among the world’s greatest basketball freestylers.
FREESTYLE BASKETBALL – WHAT IS IT?
Basically, freestyle basketball is a very loose and artistic interpretation of basketball ball handling with elements from other disciplines and sports mixed in. Not to be confused with streetball which also (sometimes) involves tricks, but in-game. Freestyle basketball doesn’t adhere to traditional basketball rules such as carrying or double dribbling. Instead, it was built on a foundation Globetrotters type tricks, ball handling drills and incorporates elements of rhythm and dance. Over time, freestyle basketball has brought elements from things such as football, break-dance, martial arts and more. Nowadays each freestyler has their own creative expression with the basketball(s) and may draw inspiration from just about anything you can imagine.
Bavo’s passion and curiousness to possible movements made him practice more at basketball tricks, creating moves that no one would even think about. He started to create videos of his performances and combines the most jaw-dropping performances with his original video editing. Check out his skills!
LEARN HOW TO FREESTYLE BASKETBALL!
If you’re looking to learn freestyle basketball, follow our McDavid x Bavo freestyle tutorials on Instagram and YouTube which will give you an idea of some of the basics of freestyle, as well as some more advanced combinations and moves. Once you master some of the basics of freestyle, it’s important to get feedback from other freestylers.