Shaquille O’Neal Black Tornado Move: Basketball Moves

Published on 10/18/2013 by


Learn the devastatingly effective Black Tornado basketball move pioneered by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq killed defenders with this move night in and night out. Use this move against smaller players that have to body you up when posting in the paint. This is a great counter move to a back down jump hook. Check us out at for our ever growing collection of skill videos!

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Only if your mothers next to me…OHHHH. Hi I’m coach Castellaw and welcome to Shot today we are going to learn the Black Tornado post move. The Black Tornado is a great post move especially for larger posts that have a lot of defenders really leaning on them quite a bit. Basically what you are going to do is you are going to use your defenders own strength against them. So as you catch in the paint and your defender is really leaning on you, you are going to feel what direction they are pressing and all your simply going to do is spin in the oposite direction. So if your defenders really pushing on your left shoulder you are going to spin to the right. If your defender is really pushing on your right shoulder you are going to spin to the left using your momentum to twist them up. Alright now let’s break down how Shaquille O’Neal does it. Patience is what makes this move work so well for Shaq. So Shaquille begins by dropping his pivot foot closer to the basket forcing the defender to stand their ground. This forces them to lean on him hard so they don’t give up easy position. As they do Shaq quickly rotates his shoulders and uses the defenders strength against them. Notice how Shaq also times the defenders contact. On his initial drop pivot it forces separation from the defender so as the defender gathers to push back that is when Shaq times his spin throwing the defender out of position. Well I’m Coach Castellaw and thank you so so much for watching our video. We love your guys continued support with a like, comment down below, or a share. Hit the subscription button in the bottom right hand corner to show us some love. Don’t forget to check out our FREE skills and drills website. Thanks for watching!

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