If there's any name you can attach to this move, it's that of AND1's Alimoe, whose frequent use of the crossover has left ballers from coast to coast looking lost. Although effective in most one-on-one situations, it's best employed in transition with a defender facing you up.Read More
- 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.
While not much to look at in isolation, this crossover can be beautiful when pulled off cleanly. Former Georgia Tech guard Will Bynum has broken it out frequently over the years, often using it to create space while caught in traffic. Simple to pick up but hard to perfect, it's a valuable addition to anyone's repertoire.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
If you want evidence of the efficacy of the move, you need look no further than Manu Ginobili, who found himself looking at thin air after Baron Davis turned him the wrong way with this one. Solid footwork and body control are required here, as well as good timing to ensure that the ball isn't exposed to the defender at any point.Read More
- Dribble the ball behind your back for a few seconds and try to draw the defence towards you.
- Dribble the ball vertically behind you and catch it between your calf and thigh.
- As you do this, fake over the defender’s head with both hands.
- As they turn around, drop the ball and kick it at their back.
Start with your right hand. Fake a fast start towards the right. At this point your defender believes you are driving to the basket with your right hand.
Block your start spinning clockwise at 180 degrees while bouncing the ball in your back from your right hand to your left hand.
The basket should be in your back when you catch the ball in your left hand.
As soon as your ball is in your right hand, continue spinning the remaining 180 degrees while bringing the ball back to your right hand between your legs.
As soon as the ball is in your right hand, fake another fast start towards the right and bring the ball back to the left hand by bouncing it behind your back.