Sunday , Dec , 14 , 2008 Oly Sandor

Is Chicago’s Derrick Rose the NBA’s new crossover king?


Is Chicago's Derrick Rose the NBA's new crossover king?It took twenty games. Some would say less than that.

Whatever the number, one thing is clear: Derrick Rose is Chicago’s best player since you-know-who pushed off on Bryon Russell in game six of the 1998 NBA Finals.

No disrespect to Elton Brand, Tyson Chandler, Luol Deng, or Ben Gordon, but Rose is the club’s first superstar talent since Michael Jordan. The rookie table-setter has an all-world skill-set and a pass-first mentality that makes everyone around him better.

For a moment, forget the important stuff. I love his highlight reel crossover. Rose is already one of the game’s great ankle-breakers, leaving defenders on their ass and crowds gasping in amazement.

In this edition of ‘Listed’ we’re counting down the Memphis alum’s top five crossovers. Keep in mind this isn’t a career montage, but highlights of Rose’s first few games in the pros.

As always, watch the clips, then get at us in the comment box below with your opinion on Rose’s best crossover. By the way, can the first year pro compete with all-time ankle-breakers like Allen Iverson and Tim Hardaway?

Victim #5: Rajon Rondo …

 

Victim #4: Brandon Bass …

 

Victim #3: The Utah Jazz …

 

Victim #2: Randy Foye …

 

Victim #1: Andre Miller …

 

How good is Rose’ s crossover? Let us know in the comment box below and return to HoopsVibe The Blog for more NBA tidbits. Photo courtesy of MCLipsco.