An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Westbrook, Williams with season's best crossovers
There are three types of plays in the NBA that draw the loudest "oohs and ahhs" from the crowd: a thunderous jam, a big rejection, and a nasty crossover.
The NBA released its top 10 list of the latter yesterday, featuring several expected guards -- Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook -- and a few surprising players -- Sebastian Telfair, Jameer Nelson.
Of coure, the most important ingredient to a crossover is where the defender ends up. So while Isaiah Thomas' incredible dribbling at No. 9 was nice, Steve Nash, who was defending Thomas, didn't wind up on his rear end. At the top of the countdown, though, you have Nate Robinson (third), whose move forced the Thunder's Reggie Jackson to do a split, and Westbrook at No. 1, who crossed over Luke Ridnour so bad that the Wolves' guard tripped over his own feet and fell to the floor.
Rodney Stuckey, Delonte West, Norris Cole and Deron Williams also made the countdown: