- Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand.
- Start to spin clockwise and, as you do, lower your backside to the ground, letting yourself down with your left arm.
- By the time you are turned completely from your defender, you should have your butt and the lower part of your back touching the floor.
- Using your momentum, roll over on the floor (with the ball still in your right) and onto your feet, helping yourself back up with your left arm if required.
Move Type: Game
Tip: Positioning of the ball is key. It must be placed close enough to the defender that they attempt to take it, but not so close that they can reach it before you do.
Notes: The original version of this move was invented by Rory "Disaster" Grace, who finished the trick by knocking the ball between the defender's legs with his fist. This is what gave rise to the name "The Punch".Read More
- Dribble low and fast until your defender crouches down.
- Straighten up and put your left hand on top of their head.
- With your right, dribble the ball behind your back to receive the ball in your right again.
- Dribble down the right-hand side of the court, towards the block.
- Perform a counter-clockwise spin move so that you end up with your right foot nearly touching the baseline.
- Take a hook-shot as if you are aiming to score, but throw the ball off the side of the board so that it returns to your hands. The defender should turn to look for the rebound.
- Catch the ball and continue as desired.
- With your defender close, fake the ball over their head so that you are holding it behind their neck.
- Throw it straight up in the air and run a few paces to one side. The defender will follow you.
- Return to your original spot to retrieve the ball.
Chris Childs knows how hard this crossover can be to guard having had his ankles broken with it on more than occasion thanks to Tim Hardaway. Despite being the simplest of the set in terms of total movements, the fake has to be sold properly if it's to be of any use.Read More
- Dribble the ball between your legs to your right hand, and immediately perform a clockwise spin move.
- As you are halfway through the spin (i.e. when you have your back to your defender), dribble the ball behind your defender’s back.
- Continue the spin, and your momentum should take you in the direction of the ball. Retrieve it, and the move is complete.
Move Type: Crossover
Tip: The first movement is not the crossover. Watch the tape closely and you'll see that the player hesitates momentarily before taking control of the ball after putting it behind his back. This slight delay encourages the defender to reach for the ball, and it is at this point that you make your move.Read More
- Dribble towards the basket, making sure that your defender stays close to you.
- When you reach the block, dribble the ball softly and catch it between your thigh and the back of your knee as you turn from the basket. Alternatively, catch the ball beneath your leg as is demonstrated in the video.
- Fake a shot with one hand. The defender should turn to look for the ball.
- Take the ball out from under your leg and continue as desired.
Gary Payton doesn't often end up looking a fool on the court, but Jason Williams sure clowned him with this crossover, faking the former defensive player of the year off his feet. As with many of the best crossovers, the basic motions themselves aren't particularly difficult to emulate here, the real challenge being that of convincing your man to bite on the up-fake.