A few days ago, Rahat Huq, creator of the True Hoop Network’s Houston Rockets blog, Red94, approached me about my willingness to participate in a one on one discussion regarding the crossover dribble. I, of course, agreed. What follows is the first part of what I fear may be a never ending, life consuming conversation.
Rahat: The crossover dribble move has long been my favorite “thing” in sports. From dunks, to touchdowns, to offspeed sliders, there is a lot to be fascinated by in the world of athletic entertainment. But to me, nothing quite holds the intrigue of the crossover dribble. There is the obvious aesthetic appeal, yes, but the move represents so much more than that at a social level; it might be the greatest innovation in the game’s history.
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I bet when actors are asked to break out in a fit of uncontrollable laughter, in between takes they mentally summon this crossover for motivation. But for real, I feel bad for Yao.
While I was very tempted to go with Youtube’s “Stephon Marbury eats vaseline” search suggestion, this vintage cross up of Kobe is too good to pass on.