Here is a clip of Kobe Bryant talking about his 'signature moves'. Note he is using exactly the same tactical process as a sword player - Once he has the ball he is the target, and he needs to get by the opposition to prevail, not unlike an adversary with a sword trying to stop you from escaping.
He creates a buffer of time where he can test the defender in front of him, and he has 3 options available to him depending on what his test turns up. His body mechanics are so precise that he is in control regardless of which option becomes the best choice (dictated by his opponent's reaction). He uses 'jab steps', fakes and baits, jukes and stops - it all crosses over.
Added bonus is that he can also articulate what he is doing ..... What he is doing is both in the moment/reactive, and planned ahead. He does not know which option is best .... he has to choose once his opponent commits.
"My opponent moves first. I get there before him" .... A familiar quote to martial artists ... and yes ... BUT ..... It was Bryant that set it up first.
[Thanks to Steve Morris yet again for finding the clip]