Any discussion of the best signature moves in today's NBA needs to include John Wall's patented 360 degree spinning layup.
Washington's All-Star point guard famously uncorked his tight, mid-air rotation act during a Christmas Day win over New York, and he pulled it out again during the Wizards' 113-99 road loss to the Clippers on Friday.
With a little under four minutes remaining in the third quarter and the Clippers leading 81-69, Ramon Sessions raced up court the court to track down a loose ball on a busted L.A. possession. Wall found himself trailing the play in transition, but he ran the court hard and received a pass from Sessions near the right elbow with only Matt Barnes standing in the way of the hoop.
Wall set up Barnes by angling slightly to his left before spinning back counter-clockwise, completing his turn before kissing in an uncontested layup off the glass. Replays showed Barnes completely perplexed on the play, spinning the wrong direction as Wall scooped in the bucket behind him.
Chris Paul led the Clippers with a team-high 30 points, 15 assists and six rebounds. Blake Griffin added 22 points, six rebounds and five assists.
Wall finished with a team-high 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds. Bradley Beal added 18 points and four assists.
The Clippers improved to 45-25. The Wizards fell to 40-29.