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In this move, you try to get the defender off balance by making him think you're coming to a stop, before exploding by the defender. In his prime, and even now, Grant Hill was a master at this move.
Here is a breakdown going to the right: As you come up to the defender, your left foot will plant, stopping your momentum. The left foot will then slip behind you, creating an explosion point(see basketball terms) toward the rim. As you come to this stop, your head and shoulders will "square" up, making it appear, at least from the waist up, that you have come to a stop. As you push off your explosion point, tuck your left shoulder around the defender. Once that shoulder is around him, he is beat. Explode to the rim and posterize somebody.