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Video: The New York Times presents a guide to the crossover

There are few sights as exciting on a basketball court as a player crossing over his defender to get space for an open jumper or drive. It's a move of simultaneous power, agility, intelligence, and skill. It has revolutionized the game over the past few decades, giving smaller players a tool to become some of the best scorers in the league.

It's a technique worthy of documentation, as well, so Bedel Saget and Xaquin G.V. put together this handy video for the website of The New York Times. It's a fascinating look at the play, full of interviews and highlight videos of notable practitioners from Pearl Washington to Tim Hardaway to Allen Iverson. This is almost certainly the best basketball video you'll see today.

There are a few players missing, though. Name some of your favorites in the comments.

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