Next to the poster dunk, the crossover dribble is arguably the most entertaining play at any level of basketball. Many have attempted the highlight reel change of direction move but far less have been able to master it.
NBA greats like Isiah Thomas, Allen Iverson, and Tim Hardaway have become synonymous with the killer crossover with the latter even giving a name to his signature move, known to everyone as the UTEP 2 Step.
But with the onset of much more stricter rules when it comes to palming and carrying the basketball now in place on the collegiate and professional levels, the crossover dribble has become a mainstay of the wildly popular streetball circuit.
Former And 1 Mixtape stars like Hot Sauce and The Professor have parlayed their outstanding ball-handling skills into superstar status primarily because they possess an outstanding killer crossover. Hot Sizzle in particular, has to rank #1 all-time on the blacktop when it comes to breaking ankles and humiliating the opposition during his heyday.
While his teammate Air Up There on the Ball Up Tour is widely considered the world’s best dunker, his teammate Pat Robinson, known better as “Pat The Roc” or “That’s Crazy” is arguably the top dog when it comes to annihilating shoddy defenders from the perimeter with his plethora of ankle breaking crossover dribble moves.
Pat is a 27 year old native of the Washington, D.C. area who is a veteran of the streetball circuit since 2003. Robinson has over 20 signature moves with names like the DC Crossover, Overyonder, and the Cyclone. He specializes in having a unique style of dribbling in which he uses an array of feet dribbles in addition to his all around outstanding basketball skill that you can check out on his website.
He’s probably most famous for his “Crazy Legs” dribble move where he takes the ball between both legs while in the air before serving up a soccer style kick to a teammate for a dunk. Recently, while showing out at a Ball Up Streetball game he pulled off what is being described as arguably one of the greatest crossovers in hoops history. You be the judge:
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen also provides content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.