Technique: Ricky Rubio's behind-the-back crossover

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    Ricky Rubio
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    The behind-the-back crossover
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    Until the regular season wraps up April 16

Ricky Rubio is the NBA's ultimate wing man: According to, Minnesota averages 13.1 more points per 100 possessions when he's on the floor -- and delivering pinpoint passes -- than when he's not. No move in Rubio's bag of tricks is more effective than his behind-the-back crossover, which leaves him with lethal options in its wake. "I either have a clear route to the basket or it opens up a passing lane when another defender comes to help," says Rubio. Here, the Timberwolves' top playmaker breaks down the art of breaking ankles. --Chris Gigley

Photograph by Dylan Coulter
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