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Video: Clippers Crawford nutmegs Spurs De Colo

San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives against Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on November 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Clippers won 106-84. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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DeAndre Jordan loves this play. LOVES IT.

Nutmeg is an old-school term, believe it or not. Seriously. The stuffy Oxford English Dictionary says the term (when not talking about the food) is first seem “in the 1870s which in Victorian slang came to mean ‘to be tricked or deceived, especially in a manner which makes the victim look foolish.” From there it evolved into a soccer term for when a guy dribbles the ball between a defender’s legs.

Or, in basketball, again it is to dribble the basketball between your defender’s legs. Which is what the Clippers Jamal Crawford does to the Spurs Nando De Colo. Even Jeff Van Gundy knows that it meant. Well, not the Victorian era stuff, but the foolish, dribble through the legs part.

Hat tip to Eye on Basketball for the video.