A couple of decades ago, a kid from Providence College introduced a peculiar dribble move to the basketball world.
Despite an NBA career not panning out for him (played just 20 games for the Washington Wizards), God Shammgod has no doubt left an imprint to the game, in the form of his namesake crossover.
As a tribute to the pioneer of the real killer crossover, we grade all the rare sightings of the ooh-aah-inducing handle in the ongoing NBA season.
3) Chris Paul
Victim(s): Nik Stauskas, Richaun Holmes
Significance: ensuing jumper tied the game, but only during the third quarter
As the master of the Shammgod-pullup, we wouldn't expect less from CP3 himself. The fact that the Los Angeles Clippers guard has caught defenders off guard on a consistent basis makes him such a fascinating specimen.
2) John Wall
Victim(s): Al-Farouq Aminu, Mo Harkless, Mason Plumlee
Significance: assisted on a Marcin Gortat layup that extended the lead to 30, with four and a half minutes left in the 3rd
The Washington Wizards have turned the court into their playground with the way they're playing as of late (Eastern Conference third seed), with Wall leading the charge. This one could've gone higher, if not for Gortat's 'love tap.'
Victim(s): Tyler Ulis, Marquese Chriss
Significance: passed to Steven Adams for his 22nd dime that night
Easily the best because it capped a career night for Russ in assists. This highlight is just a speck, though, compared the historic season that Westbrook is currently enjoying. Should've been a 10 if he slammed it in Chriss's face.
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