The CrossOver

Often when a player is seen as a, “Baller,” it usually could be associated with their shooting ability, above the rim game, and most of all, the ability to handle the basketball.  A perfectionist at this, is known as a player with, “Handlez.”  There are many players that have both, made it to the NBA, and those that have been street legends.  Handlez are often recognized on the street, long before the grand stage can witness a player’s greatness.  The Ball St. Journal is going to attempt to put the top 8 in a tournament, to see who exactly, would own the most ankles when all is said and done.  It was hard to pick the players to represent in this tournament, but it was selected by you, the readers. 
 
In Round One, we’ll see Allen Iverson, take on the man who’s legend couldn’t be fully realized in the NBA, God Shammgod.
 
 
Tale Of The Tape
 
Allen Iverson "The Answer" 6 Ft. 180lbs Hampton, VA Georgetown University 13 Year NBA Vet Claim To Fame : Putting Michael Jordan On Skates As A Rookie

Allen Iverson "The Answer" 6 Ft. 180lbs Hampton, VA Georgetown University 13 Year NBA Vet Claim To Fame : Putting Michael Jordan On Skates As A Rookie

Shammgod "Shammgod Wells" 6 Ft. 169lbs New York, NY Providence University NYC Streetball Legend Claim To Fame : One of the best to come thru N.Y.C. Playgrounds

Shammgod "Shammgod Wells" 6 Ft. 169lbs New York, NY Providence University NYC Streetball Legend Claim To Fame : One of the best to come thru N.Y.C. Playgrounds

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3 Responses to “The CrossOver”
  1. Davermann says:

    AI-this is gonna be your winner right here

    STEVE-although he had a short shelf life, his handlez were sick. Kenny A. was just much quicker and faster than everyone else-bu he never really crossed people up like that

    TIMMY -before the knee injury, NO ONE could guard him one on one. that UTEP 2 STEP cross was lethal. He’d bust it out anywhere on the floor and give himself some space to take it to the hoop

    Rafer-not a big fan of his, but the highlight clips I saw specifically on his handles put him over Jason, who was more of a maravich type player before he stopped doing the fancy stuff completely. I only remember Jason leaving GP in the dust w/ a cross.

  2. HReid says:

    God Shamgod has more handles than many many many NBA players but that’s all he had. He would practice dribbling literally 4-6 hours a day the ball was like a yo-yo in his hands. He had virtually no turnovers in college but his court vision was ok and he had zero jay.

    AI’s speed is what makes his crossover so deadly if you don’t cut him off he will just zoom to the basket that’s why his is so effective. Shamgod could cross anybody because of how precise his dribble was.

  3. J-Red says:

    Steve- based on those clips I gotta go with AI over God Shamgod. I admit that God Shamgod may have a better all around handle but AI’s crossover is a thing of beauty. The clip only showed some pro highlights. His college crossover highlights were even crazier.

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