If you want evidence of the efficacy of the move, you need look no further than Manu Ginobili, who found himself looking at thin air after Baron Davis turned him the wrong way with this one. Solid footwork and body control are required here, as well as good timing to ensure that the ball isn't exposed to the defender at any point.Read More
- Dribble through your legs from back to front, from your left hand to your right.
- Cuff the ball in your right hand and fake across your body in the motion of an underarm pass.
- Do not release the ball, but pull it back across your body to your right side.
- Without dribbling, swing it back to your left side.
- Move your left leg forward and dribble the ball behind it (and through your legs).
- Regain control of the ball with your right hand.
Start with your right hand. Fake a fast start towards the right. At this point your defender believes you are driving to the basket with your right hand.
Block your start spinning clockwise at 180 degrees while bouncing the ball in your back from your right hand to your left hand.
The basket should be in your back when you catch the ball in your left hand.
As soon as your ball is in your right hand, continue spinning the remaining 180 degrees while bringing the ball back to your right hand between your legs.
As soon as the ball is in your right hand, fake another fast start towards the right and bring the ball back to the left hand by bouncing it behind your back.
- With your right hand, dribble the ball fifteen inches in front of your left foot so that it bounces fairly close to your defender.
- As they lunge for it, reach across your body with your right hand and pull the ball back diagonally across your defender's body so that it bounces wide of your right side. This should leave them turned to their right while you slip easily past them on their left. Alternatively, you can dribble the ball between their legs (see the video for a demonstration).
- Dribble low and fast to draw the defence towards you.
- When they crouch into the defensive position, straighten up and throw the ball gently off their forehead.
- Catch the ball and continue dribbling
The Tornado is a freestyle move that can easily be used as an efficient offensive move. When using this move, the defender will often get confused and think your are only passing the ball behind his head.
The strength of this move is the spin you perform after passing the ball above the defender's head. The spin leaves the defender behind you and leave you open for a drive to the basket.
Move Type: Game
Tip: Make sure to work on this one on your own before you try it in the park. It may appear simple, but many players catch their head in their shirt as they attempt to pull it off.
Notes: Move performed by Rashaun Daniels in Just For Fun Volume One.Read More
- Dribble the ball low and fast in front of you while edging slowly towards your defender.
- As you draw within two feet or so, stop the ball dead on the floor in front of you.
- Bend down and kick it gently through your defender’s legs.
- Immediately following this, dive to the floor and slide through your defender’s legs after the ball.
- Regain control of the ball and continue as desired.
- Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand.
- Start to spin clockwise and, as you do, lower your backside to the ground, letting yourself down with your left arm.
- By the time you are turned completely from your defender, you should have your butt and the lower part of your back touching the floor.
- Using your momentum, roll over on the floor (with the ball still in your right) and onto your feet, helping yourself back up with your left arm if required.
Move Type: Game
Tip: Positioning of the ball is key. It must be placed close enough to the defender that they attempt to take it, but not so close that they can reach it before you do.
Notes: The original version of this move was invented by Rory "Disaster" Grace, who finished the trick by knocking the ball between the defender's legs with his fist. This is what gave rise to the name "The Punch".Read More
- Dribble low and fast until your defender crouches down.
- Straighten up and put your left hand on top of their head.
- With your right, dribble the ball behind your back to receive the ball in your right again.