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 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.
- Dribble through your legs from back to front, from your left hand to your right.
- Cuff the ball in your right hand and fake across your body in the motion of an underarm pass.
- Do not release the ball, but pull it back across your body to your right side.
- Without dribbling, swing it back to your left side.
- Move your left leg forward and dribble the ball behind it (and through your legs).
- Regain control of the ball with your right hand.
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.
- Dribble the ball through your legs to your right hand.
- In one smooth motion, throw the ball off the backboard and spin three hundred and sixty degrees counter-clockwise so that you are again square to the basket. This should cause your defender to turn around.
- Catch the ball in your left hand.
- With your right hand, dribble the ball fifteen inches in front of your left foot so that it bounces fairly close to your defender.
- As they lunge for it, reach across your body with your right hand and pull the ball back diagonally across your defender's body so that it bounces wide of your right side. This should leave them turned to their right while you slip easily past them on their left. Alternatively, you can dribble the ball between their legs (see the video for a demonstration).