Jeff Teague had 11 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists in an 88-69 Pacers win over the Magic on Monday night. The clear highlight was this inside-out dribble that completely fooled Serge Ibaka and allowed Teague an uncontested fastbreak dunk.
Some people have misidentified the move as a Shammgod, and the official NBA YouTube account refers to it as “Maravich-esque,” but Business Insider got the background on the move two seasons ago when John Wall popularizing it. Teague takes credit for inventing the move when he was in college.
“When I was at Wake Forest I did it on accident. I was dribbling and I kind of lost the ball, and the [defender] went flying,” he said. “The next three games I just tried it again and it kept working. So, my second year in the NBA, we played the Chicago Bulls, and they kind of hedge out kind of hard [on the pick-and-roll], and I just tried to fake it and see if somebody would go for it, and they went for it. And I’ve been doing it ever since.”
Teague was at Wake Forest from 2007 to 2009. What are the odds that this move is less than a decade old? I’m inclined to believe Teague’s origin story, but there were probably a few people who figured it out between Pete Maravich and God Shammgod.