Watch the 10 Best Killer Crossovers of the Year
Following up on yesterday's Top 10 Dunks of the Year, the NBA compiled a series of the best crossover moves of the 2014-2015 season and, yikes, our ankles got sore just from watching. Was this the best year ever for crossovers? Or have we just not done enough Googling to find similar collections from prior years?
Plenty of those dunk highlights featured unfortunate defenders getting slammed on, but we'd argue that a good crossover can embarrass an opponent even more. In the clips above, these guys get straight turned inside-out at times -- like how many different directions can one person's body move in at the same time? Check out all the flailing arms and knees bending in improper directions. Getting knocked to the ground by an elbow is one thing. Falling on your ass because some guy just juked you on national TV? Man, your ankles might be broke, but what really hurts is your pride.
Especially when some lumbering big man gets stuck against a lightning-quick guard after a pick-and-roll -- just ask Chicago's Nikola Mirotić how he felt having to match up with Kemba Walker. On second thought, you might be better off not bringing that up. He's probably still a bit sore about it (in every way).
And last, we'd be cheating you if we didn't end by mentioning that as good as any of these crossovers are, they still can't quite top Hot Sauce. Then again, nothing is better than hot sauce. It even improves beer.