The Dallas Mavericks hired God Shammgod in 2019 as player development coach, and the 46-year-old New York legend has remained with the team following the departure of former head coach Rick Carlisle. Shammgod is known for his incredible ball-handling ability and signature move named after him, and he’s now passing those skills on to today’s players.
Kevin Durant helped produce a documentary titled Gods of NYC Point which talks about the rich history of the city’s ball handlers and what makes them unique. Fans can stream on any Showtime platform. Shammgod figures prominently in the film as he embodies the three often-talked-about characteristics. The now Mavericks assistant coach had the sparkle and flash with the ball-handling ability and tenacity to get past any defender.
There’s a hilarious story in the documentary about the shoes Shammgod wore in high school and how he showed he was different. That was long before he had his own signature Puma shoe and was teaching the next generation of ball handlers. Here’s a look at the history of the must-see documentary.
Much has been said about what made Shammgod great in film, and he was one of many legendary point guards in New York City, from Tiny Archibald to Stephon Marbury. There was also a hilarious story about how Shammgod improved his jumping ability. Here is a quote from his friend and famous rapper Cam’Ron.
“It looks like a regular sneaker, but in the front it was like a round plate that was off the ground. You basically walked on your toes all day.”
There were lots of questions and comments from the other kids because Shammgod wore them all day every day. The activity didn’t matter. From dribbling at the park to going to the store, he always wore these sneakers. Cam’Ron continued.
“And then, three months later, Sham started dipping people. Those shoes were supposed to help you jump. Walk on your toes all day, but they looked stupid. He did. He started to wear those shoes to school and to the store, and he didn’t care what nobody said. I said, ‘Oh, he’s going to be a different kind of animal.’
Shoes coupled with work ethic and tenacity made God Shammgod special. His ball handling ability is legendary and players around the world are always trying to perfect his signature move.
Shammgod is preparing for another season with the Dallas Mavericks where he will likely have plenty of time to work with rookie Jaden Hardy and the rest of the roster as the team looks to build on last season’s run for the conference finals.