If you’re an NBA fan of a certain age, then you know Tim Hardaway as the master of the “killer crossover.” If you’re a little bit younger and, say, need to look up “Run-TMC” on Wikipedia, then you might not appreciate the fact that people used to watch his highlights and try to imitate him. You might even think that Allen Iverson invented the crossover. And that bothers Hardaway. NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper interviewed Hardaway, now an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons, for a story about him potentially making the Hall of Fame, and then he tweeted a quote about the crossover that was left on the cutting room floor. “The crossover,” Hardaway said. “Everybody says Allen Iverson. I’m going to tell you this and I tell everybody this: Allen Iverson carried the basketball. I had the original killer crossover and people are doing my move. They’re not doing Allen Iverson’s move. They’re not doing nobody else’s move. They’re still trying to perfect my move as the killer crossover and it’s my move, all right? That’s the way it is. I brought a unique style to the game.”
Tim Hardaway stakes claim to crossover: 'Allen Iverson carried the basketball'
CBS Sports | Mar 14