The old dog teaching the young pup a new trick. Manu Ginobili, receding hairline and all, give rookie, Harrison Barnes, a slick crossover that makes the young fella hit the hardwood. We call that getting owned!
I was playing NBA2K13 with my step-son yesterday. He was using the Clippers, and I was the Nuggets. At one point during the game, I crossed up Blake Griffin with Ty Lawson. The result was very similar to what you see above, and at that moment I told Alex that being crossed over to the point of falling is perhaps the worst diss you can receive as a basketball player. He’s 10-years old and wasn’t quite sure why that was such a bad thing (he’ll learn), but for Harrison Barnes, it’s probably not the first time he’s been “done” on the court, and it surely won’t be the last. My heart feels for any player who gets put on skates so badly that they eventually take a dive, but it is part of the game, and I’m sure Barnes got over it quickly.
Ginobili had a chance to hit the go-ahead bucket after the sweet move, but failed to connect on what appeared to be a three. The score remained tied 84-84 with about .20 seconds left. The game went into overtime, and the Warriors eventually got the 97-87 win to tie the series at 2 games apiece. Action resumes in San Antonio on Tuesday.