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The Top 5 Crossovers In The NBA

By 01.25.12

1. Deron Williams
We must’ve forgot. Since being banished to the wastelands in New Jersey, and then starting off this year playing with more sad faces than those PETA commercials, Williams doesn’t even get mentioned with the best lead guards in the game anymore. But you can’t deny, his crossover is filthy. It’s 104-temperature sick. It’s pure cancer.

Williams doesn’t just cross people. He yanks them, and he does it all the time. Most of the guys on this list have other go-to moves. But Williams? He’s coming with the crossover every time. He’s so strong that once you’re on his hip, it’s over. Plus Williams is one of the few guys who gets his whole body into it, even his feet, shoulders and head. To feign like he’s going one way, he’ll step extra hard and quickly drop his shoulders before yanking his whole body in the other direction. I haven’t seen something so nasty since The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

“Most of the time,” Williams once said about his pick-n-roll tactics, “because the lane’s clogged up, I just clear out the whole floor and make everybody go low.”

Then from there, it’s cookout time.

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