by Robert Michael Hensel April 07, 2008
A basketball move in which the ballhandler takes one dribble back and then shoots. Designed to create separation, the stepback is often utilized following a crossover in order to open up even more space for a clear shot. Despite the beliefs of rich white kids who think they can ball, a stepback is NOT the same as a fadeaway, the main difference being that a stepback is used closer to the perimeter/elbow area of the court. A fadeaway is also used to create separation, but closer to the paint/blocks area after posting a fool up.
by Stepback November 16, 2016