Originally Posted by Thorpesaurous
Now nothing is fool proof of course, and a good offensive player is going to be taught to "attack the top foot", but if you're a good defender and position yourself right, you can force a player in a direction.
This. I've played ball for so long I rarely think about it. I force people to their weak hand almost by instinct.
If you keep your body at an angle and don't let them get past your shoulder it can be done effectively with good timing, coordination, and footwork.