The crossover dribble is a thing of beauty. While shaking your defender from left to right and getting to your desired area, the ultimate goal is to score the basketball.
Who did it better?! pic.twitter.com/L6hCVFxecQ
— Brandon Robinson (@ScoopB) January 15, 2019
In today’s NBA game, Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, D’Angelo Russell and Jamal Crawford put up nightly highlights with their nifty move.
Not too long ago, Allen Iverson was just as nifty! The Answer once magically crossed Michael Jordan in a basketball game.
That was lightwork for AI.
“I didn’t even think it was a big deal that night,” Iverson once said in a panel to legendary Sixers announcer, Marc Zumoff.
“I remember, somebody in here was saying they used to hang with me up in Friday’s. Well, that’s where I was at that night and I’m looking at it like, ‘Damn, I didn’t even know it was like that.’ But that’s where I was at, at Friday’s when I realized what I had done.”
Iverson surely had moves. His Reebok commercial detailed how he eloquently performed his spin move.
Tim Hardaway also had moves for days!
Hardaway’s crossover was surely worth the price of admission.
But don’t compare it to Iverson’s! “Allen Iverson carried the basketball,” Hardaway once told NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper.
“I had the original killer crossover and people are doing my move. They’re not doing Allen Iverson’s move. They’re not doing nobody else’s move. They’re still trying to perfect my move as the killer crossover and it’s my move, all right? That’s the way it is. I brought a unique style to the game.”
Left out because it's off-topic, but Tim Hardaway standing up for his place in crossover history is funny good. pic.twitter.com/ZgNMbmZdRV
— Scott Howard-Cooper (@SHowardCooper) March 14, 2017
NBA Hall of Famer, Isiah Thomas had moves also!
One of the best point guards in the history of basketball.The two-time NBA champ had some handle too!
Who do you think had the best crossover dribble? Isiah Thomas, Allen Iverson or Tim Hardaway?
Hit me up on Twitter @ScoopB and tell me what you think!