Sure, you know the iconic shots: Jordan holding his hand in the air as the ball drops through the hoop for his sixth championship ring. Kobe leaning back and fading as he unleashes jumpers that defy physics. The end result is beautiful, but in many cases it's smart footwork that sets up those amazing shots.

A new video compiles memorable shots from Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Hakeem Olajuwon and others over the years, with an emphasis on innovative and downright mind-boggling footwork.

With the NBA playoffs set to commence over the weekend, now is as good a time as any to sharpen your eye on the finer points of basketball.

Clutch shooting may decide games, but keep an eye on how LeBron James, Steph Curry and other stars use subtle, complex footwork to create windows of opportunity.

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