Every spring, when the NBA season inevitably comes to a close, we have to take our consolation where we can get it. We derive much of that from the excitement of the playoffs. But it also offers us an opportunity to take a look back at some of the most exciting moments of the regular season.
And because this is the NBA, there’s never any shortage of highlight reel plays to choose from. The league has also become increasingly savvy about regularly delivering fans highlight mixes that are much broader in scope on a near weekly basis.
For instance, take their “30 Best Handles And Crossovers of the Week” video series that has become a staple of digital output. On Monday, they blessed us with the best crossover move from each individual team from this past season.
Obviously, you’ve seen many of these multiple times already, so it’s a good thing basketball highlights never get old. Kyrie Irving‘s spin move and floater against a trio of Bucks defenders early in the season is an excellent example of one that just keeps getting better every time you see it. Ditto for James Harden’s brutal crossover, stare-down, and three-pointer on Wesley Johnson.
And LeBron’s behind-the-back dribble move that went through Tristan Thompson’s legs never gets any less baffling no matter how many times you see it. There’s literally something for everyone in this mix since it features all 30 teams; the only argument is whether they chose the “right” highlight for your favorite team. Feel free to debate that among yourselves.