Tips from Barkley & O’Neal: how to post up correctly – VIDEO


A lot of former NBA players have been saying that not only has the league changed, the players have changed as well. In particular, the NBA’s leading big men allegedly not playing in the paint correctly.

“NBA on TNT”analysts and former NBA greats Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal both knew how to post up, and both scored in the paint differently.

In the video below, Barkley and O’Neal, right in the studio, show how to post up correctly, namely to Dwight Howard and Blake Griffin – two superstars, who are not known for their post up game.

In the second video below, Shaq, Barkley and Kenny Smith again touch upon the post up game, explaining how better to position around the basket, and also recall a retired NBA center who was basically unguardable in the low post – Hakeem Olajuwon.


Shaq O’Neal played in 1207 NBA games (1197 started), averaging 23.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 2.3 bpg in 34.7 minutes of action. He was a 15-time NBA All-Star, and won 4 NBA championships (three with Los Angeles Lakers, one with Miami Heat).

Charles Barkley, an 11-time All-Star, was named one of the NBA’s all-time 50 greatest players in 1993, the same year he won the league’s Most Valuable Player award. Barkley, a Hall of Famer, competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic games and won 2 gold medals. He holds career NBA averages of 22.1 ppg and 11.7 rpg in 36.7 minutes on the court. Barkley played in 1073 NBA games, starting in 1012 of them.

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