After the last bounce, followed by two further steps, then a shot to hoop before the end of the third step.

Is this action or the whole process called 3-step shot?enter image description here In other words, what is the boy doing in the animated picture?

  • What exactly are you asking? because after you stop bouncing you can do only two more step, 3rd step will be count as travelling.
    – Dor Cohen
    Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 15:16
  • What is the quote from? Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 15:23
  • I just want to format the text with a quote. It's removed since it is confusing. @DorCohen, maybe I didn't describe it clearly, what I was trying to say is exactly what the boy is doing in the animated picture.
    – canoe
    Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 22:02
  • It looks like a legit play.
    – Dor Cohen
    Commented Jun 5, 2013 at 7:01

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The animation you reference represents an ideal case scenario of a "lay up."

This is just one example of a lay up. There are many examples because of defensive factors.

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