Found August 15, 2012 on
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving can certainly get past any defender with his lightning quick speed, quick first step and when all else fails, one tremendous crossover dribble. Just ask Knicks' Iman Shumpert who got humiliated by Irving and his crossover.
Poor Shumpert. I almost felt sad for him.
So after seeing that display of some crossover carnage, where did Kyrie learn it? Or more directly, who did he pattern that move from?
Well it seems Irving is a student of the game and patterned his crossover move off some of the great point guards in NBA history.
“When I was younger, I always wanted the AI Crossover,” Irving said from his ProCamp in Cleveland. “In elementary school that was the only move I had, was the Allen Iverson crossover. I probably practiced that crossover a million times.”
“I had the Timmy Hardaway too,” Irving told SLAM. “I practiced the Tim Hardaway move over a million times as well, along with the KJ (Kevin Johnson), which was just ...
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