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For a Friday, how about 5 minutes of Allen Iverson crossovers (VIDEO)

Sep 6, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

It’s Friday afternoon and admit it, you’re pretty much spending the day thinking about anything but work — your fantasy football team, hanging out with your buddies at the bar tonight, spending Saturday with Notre Dame vs. Michigan followed Sunday with the NFL (where your fantasy team is doomed because the other guy had Peyton Manning).

So instead of pretending to work, why not spend five minutes watching Allen Iverson just cross people up.

This great video talks about him learning the move while at Georgetown and there are video clips all the way back to Iverson in college. And of course, AI crossing up Jordan.

Hat tip to Lang at All Ball.

  1. 1509lucky - Sep 6, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    So sick of hearing about ow he “Crossed over” Jordan,and I LIVE IN PHILLY! All I remember about that game is that they LOST! Just like they LOST all of those games in his rookie year when he scored a ton of points.

    • Kurt Helin - Sep 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

      Too bad that’s all you remember. You need to enjoy the game for the game sometimes.

    • progress2011 - Sep 6, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      AHAHAHAAH…You are sick about hearing about one of the few guys that have given your team relevance in 26 friggin years…….ahahahahaha

      You’ve had NOTHIN to really get excited about in Philly since Dr. J…..and he retired in 1987 !!!

      So, if you did live in Philly (and you don’t)….be glad, someone is mentioning a team that has been TOTALLY forgotten about….as a contender !

  2. spthegr8 - Sep 6, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Best crossover in the HISTORY of the game. Use to put folks on SKATES!!!!!

  3. unsportsmenmic - Sep 6, 2013 at 2:43 PM

    Reblogged this on UnSportsMenMic and commented:
    Remember trying all these crossovers at the park?

  4. steelyres211 - Sep 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    More like carryovers.

    • tcclark - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:55 AM

      It’s not a carry. This is how the league defines a palming violation.

      Palming – A violation in which a player moves his hand under the ball and scoops it while dribbling.

      At no point does his hand go below the basketball. He dribbles the ball and brings his hand up with it in order to create a hesitation. Then brings it down sharply to create the crossover. Dribbling slowly is not a violation. In order for it to be a carry his palm needs to be facing away from the floor. His hand is on the side of the basketball but it is always angled toward the floor. He never holds the ball. It’s not a carry.

  5. axelmontoya99 - Sep 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    My dream is playing in the NBA against Allen Iverson JR.

    #TheAnswer #HOF

  6. stayhigh_247 - Sep 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Bubba Chuck!!!!!

  7. 1509lucky - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    Born and Raised in Philly and still reside here where I own a Business Champ! So,don’t assume I don’t simply because I didn’t worship at the Iverson Alter. Some of us Philly Fans actually care more about WINNING than highlight moves. I cherish the memory of sweeping the Lakers for the title far more than ANYTHInG Iverson did!

  8. 1509lucky - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:26 AM

    So, if you did live in Philly (and you don’t)….be glad, someone is mentioning a team that has been TOTALLY forgotten about….as a contender !

    Born and Raised and STILL living here Son! And STILL not impressed with “Carrying” the basketball in place of VICTORIES! As a Fan I”m funny that way. I actually care about WINNING!

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