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Hallowed be thy Name – Sports Terms Uncovered!

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3)  Hack a Shaq

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Shaquille O’neal

One thing Big Shaq will not be proud of in an otherwise glittering and unsurpassed career – The Hack a Shaq. A defensive tactic used to hinder his  scoring ability by deliberately fouling him and exposing his weakness at free throws . . The chief conspirator – Don Nelson (Dallas Mavericks Former Coach) whose innovation was to take a strategy whose primary purpose had always been simply stopping the clock, and employ that strategy in an entirely different fashion: with a primary purpose of minimizing the opposition’s scoring.  Other less famous techniques include “Bruise-a-Bruce” for Bruce Bowen, “Whack-a-Wallace” for Ben Wallace and “Chop-a-Diop” for DeSagana Diop.

4) Kerlon Seal Dribble

Seal Dribble

Seal Dribble

Kerlon, a Brazilian midfielder, currently on contract with Inter Milan has written yet another chapter in the Samba Copybook with his fanciful “Seal Dribble” move. It is performed by flicking the ball up from the ground onto the head, whereby the player then proceeds to run past opponents, whilst bouncing the ball on top of his forehead, imitating a seal. The seal dribble makes it very hard for the defending team to challenge legally with the shoulder push seeming the only viable option.  Constant injuries have limited the opportunities for the seal to dance to the Samba tunes.

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Published 27 Aug 2010, 22:35 IST
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