There may be nothing more mesmerizing to watch in the sporting world than a ball-handling wizard. A guy who has the ball on a string, who can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
Allen Iverson. Jason Williams. Jamal Crawford. Chris Paul. Steph Curry. The list goes on.
But Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker are two of the best in the NBA. Not just now, ever. Ahead of their head-to-head matchup tonight, let's take a look at their best crossovers so far this season.
Watching Walker play is like watching Oprah during a holiday giveaway. You get one! You get one! I guess a lifetime of being told "You're not big enough" makes you want to crossover every moving object in your path.
Victim: Donte DiVincenzo
Victim: Robert Covington
Walker went all the way into his bag for this one. Poor Robert Covington never stood a chance.— FOX Sports: Hornets (@HornetsOnFSSE) October 28, 2018
Victim: Trae Young
Victim: Robert Covington (again)
What did Robert Covington ever do to you?!?! This vicious hesitation stepback may be the reason Covington is happy he got traded out of the East.
Filthy. pic.twitter.com/MMvvrIscwl— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 10, 2018
Victim: Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, and Kemba gave it to him all night long en route to a league-high 60 points. Walker got Butler early on with this filthy snatchback crossover.
kemba created all of the space on this crossover pic.twitter.com/30WqRs8Fnk— justin block (@JBlock49) November 18, 2018
Kyrie Irving has gone full Uncle Drew this season. With the Celtics' struggling more than expected, Irving has taken on a heavy workload of late. That just means the BPD has been working overtime to clean up the crime scenes he's left behind.
Victims: Trey Burke, Enes Kanter, Noah Vonleh
Victims: Reggie Jackson and Andre Drummond
So nice, he did it twice. Irving dropped Jackson and then had Drummond grasping for air before finishing with an underhand flip shot.
Kyrie shows no mercy vs TWO defenders 😱 pic.twitter.com/pWliOQHvaL— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) October 30, 2018
Victim: Khris Middleton
Irving did his best impression of Rafa Nadal sliding for a forehand on the clay courts of the French Open with this stepback. He then drew three defenders, whirled around, and found an open Gordon Hayward at his spot on the elbow.
Kyrie gets fancy with the dribble and finds Gordon for the jumper! pic.twitter.com/4kDMmkb391— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 2, 2018
Victim: Juancho Hernangomez
Victim: Ricky Rubio
Who's the crossover king? The next chapter of the battle takes place tonight when Irving and the C's take on Walker's Hornets.
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