Breaking ankles or an ankle breaker play is when a player performs a crossover dribble in which the sudden change of the player’s direction causes the defender to lose balance and fall down. It’s quite possibly the most embarrassing play in basketball. That of course, depends on how much you like posterizing dunks. I’m all for the dekes in crossovers.

I may or may not have watched this breaking ankles vine 150 times last night. Expose him! I also may or may not have had to put on extra makeup today because my eyes were so puffy from cry laughing all night. Since Vine is disappearing today, in case this video no longer works, I’ve also included a few of the breaking ankles YouTube videos I got sucked into last night as well.

 

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