Getting crossed over is like getting dunked on. Sometimes you’re so overmatched that it’s not even worth it to try to defend it. That’s the route Jason Smith took when Kyrie Irving hit him with this move in the Cavs’ blowout win over the Knicks:
Once Irving faked him out the first time, Smith realized there was nothing in it for him to stay with the play except for more embarrassment. The best defenders have trouble with Irving’s handles. Smith just gave up entirely, creating an easy path to the basket for Irving, who found Timofey Mozgov for a bucket. Ladies and gentlemen, your 2014-15 Knicks.