Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 at 4:49 pm  |  44 responses

Video: Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade Break Down the Crossover

Hear about cracking ankles from the best.

The New York Times caught up with Allen Iverson and a slew of crossover dribble pioneers to break down the move.

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  • Riggs

    After reading AllenP’s comments in the post-up im laughing my azz off at this video.

  • http://dsjkflf.com Jukai

    That was so refreshing. Really liked that. I’m gonna go out and play some hoops now.

  • john

    cool vid

  • http://slamonline.com Eldon Khorshidi

    Very cool. I wanna go hoop now

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    great to see AI out there in good spirits, an inspiration.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    great video

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  • Think Tank

    That was great, very nice to see

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    that was real cool.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Thanks for sharing that.

  • Stillballin

    Ai will forever be the crossover king.. The league is definitely missing him..

  • Gus

    This video was just awesome; People @ Slam, you got your ass kicked by the NYT? hope that this work fuels yours, really, you got to start making video productions

  • Darius

    Always good to see my guy A.I

  • http://stapledesign.com Spaceship Jay

    co-sign Gus; kinda.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    AI looks like hes done with ball forever.. sad

  • Ronald

    Great video. I liked the little break-down animations they used. Too bad they didnt explain that D-Wade’s crossover are so deadly due to his large stride and the fact that he likes to mix in the euro-step.

  • H.A.M

    A.I. looks chubbier? the rows are gone again? man so much unknown about him whats going on with him does anybody out there know?

  • ThaWindy

    Tim “I Got Skills” Haradaway..Carver High School…The best one two…What a city of talent.

  • robb

    Man, Tim Hardaway’s crossover was sick

  • Kadavour

    Steve Francis had the best carry-crossover. Right now the best crossovers belong to Jamal Crawford and Deron Williams

  • http://slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    @ 3.31 dude guarding kenny anderson looks like dr dre haha

  • KC

    tim Hardaway always had the best crossover. All legal and unstopable!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    @H.A.M. You might want to make sure you pick up the next issue of SLAM.

  • KH10

    for my money Detroit era Grant Hill had the most vicious crossover, he put it on MJ and Pip multiple times. guys like Drose and Dwade don’t even need to use it, they just change direction and are dust.

  • Bishop1405

    Wish that vid was longer….

  • Jas

    I’ve got Dean Berry’s cross on tape somewhere. It’s from a game against St. John’s. He did it with his right hand and kind of rose up before hitting you with it. The doode guarding him almost dropped to the ground. It looked even better than Allen’s cross.

  • fruizm

    AI for life!!!

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  • http://slamonline.com Acclaimed

    Maaan, Tim Hardaway’s crossover was just nasty. Sick handles.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Two words.
    Isiah Thomas.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Tim Hardaway easily had the most difficult crossover. As someone who spent hours trying to attempt all of them, Tim’s is the most difficult, particularly to execute a full speed. And he used to do it on fast breaks (Word to Chris Childs).
    Yeah, it’s not that hard to go right to left between the legs and then back right when you go slow, but when you’re moving full speed and you shift your body weight, it is ridiculously difficult. Like Pearl said, the only way it works is if you get really low with the cross.

  • Rachel

    Great video. I want to see more like that now!

  • http://none Shamgod

    NO WAY Timmy’s cross is better than AI’s!! that’s crazy!
    Timmy had a quick baby cross which left you flatfooted with cement shoes, that is very impressive, BUT…..

    AI’s crossovers literally swayed you back and forth left and right like you’re trying to catch a cat or chicken, and that right there is on a whole ‘notha level, it doesn’t get any better than that.

    if any of you played a single game of basketball you would know that leaving a player flatfooted is 10 times easier to do than swaying him back and forth

  • Layzie

    Always good to see A.I.!

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Nice to see AI giving MJ props on that famous play. I hate it when people say AI broke Mike’s ankles on that one- dude still almost got the block. And is it me, or does AI look a bit misty-eyed reminiscing about his time in the league?

  • http://nicekicks.com meloman2.0

    Man…. i miss that guy AI

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    “hopefully its my son”

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jay

    Any news on AI? is he done with ball for good? does he say it?

  • Jer Dawg

    Iverson’s the best. such an inspiration. SLAM got something up their sleeve for issue 150? Ben Osborne hinting? I can’t wait. down with slam since day 1. 1993? Friend told me about the magazine and went to newsstand and jacked it. hahah! Awesome been a teen back then.

  • chazz michael michaels

    @H.A.M. wtf, hell no a.i. still looks thin.. nd you can see his braids stick out when he moves his head.

  • http://dude Chukaz

    you know who had a sick crossover? Kobe when he was rocking the ‘fro. He used to to rock ppl to sleep with a tiny between the legs cross from left to right then a massive right to left cross right in front of the defender, go baseline and dunk on someone

  • http://dude Chukaz

    the quality of this one sucks but the moves is still sick

  • TheBigFella27

    I miss AI more after watching this…hope he’s doing ok.

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