The Shammgod is a legendary crossover named after the man who first popularized the move: God Shammgod.

The player initially pushes the ball out in one direction, then quickly redirects it in another direction, usually with the opposite hand.

The Shammgod is one of the most commonly used crossovers in the league, and is notorious for being particularly stylish, difficult, and dangerous to defenders’ ankles.

Though God Shammgod’s career fell short after spending only one year in the NBA, the influence of his iso style and brilliant handles can still be seen in many of today’s best guards.

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