I see many players that waste a lot of energy by dribbling the basketball way too much. My college coach use to call it "spinning your wheels". I tell the players I train that they want to be efficient when attacking the rim. You don't want to take 3 dribbles when you only need 2. Don't take two when you only need one and don't dribble at all if you don't need to. Over dribbling or "spinning your wheels" can have a negative effect on your teams play. Let's take a look at three ways how this can hurt your team.