Welcome back to The Crossover’s weekly social media power rankings, where we determine who won the week off the court. This week, Ty Lawson misses a game because of bad tacos, a kid jumps from the Warriors to the Sixers' bandwagon, and Swaggy P owes Lou Williams money. We’ll rank performances from best to worst. Here’s how the week shook out:
No, there wasn’t a moment better than this, when Dwight began to take off his jersey to hand to one small fan just to fake her out and give it to another. This is exactly why we need Dwight in the league. No one else would do this.
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Steph legitimately cost his team $5,000 with this move. I wonder if there was a conversation about it. Good for that fan, though!
Shoutout to Shaq, firmly holding his ground on Thursday in the face of many critical comments from the Warriors. I was worried we’d see a tamed–down Shaq, but instead he capped this short feud with JaVale McGee decisively, refusing to admit he’d done anything wrong. They way it should be.
If you hit a halfcourt shot to win a minivan, you’re making the rankings. Kevin Harlan was an added bonus.
7. Tiny Warriors fan
Tiny Sixers fan, I should say. Respect the new dynasty.
8. Nick Young
There seems to be a minor issue between Young and Williams, which was brought up on Twitter by the newly-acquired Rockets guard on Thursday. After Swaggy tweeted something only he knows the meaning of, Williams cracked a joke: