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:
1. Dwight Howard
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.
2. Ty Lawson
A few weeks back, Ty landed the No. 2 spot in the rankings for an incredible post comparing a referee to a Spongebob character. This week, it’s for all the wrong reasons.
Lesson learned: Don’t take taco recommendations from just anyone. They need to be in your trust circle.
3. Steph Curry
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.
5. Trail Blazers
I’m legitimately amazed one stupid Reddit post has become a massive meme. Either way, props to the Blazers for staying with the times.
6. Peter Crumb
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:
Then, Swaggy came with the FIRE tweet.
Young then said Williams wouldn’t get his money because Houston’s far and he’s not going all the way there to pay him, which is lame. Just use Venmo or something.
9. Austin and Doc Rivers
I’m not sure how this was possible.
10. Russell Westbrook
Is it possible Russ will become an even better dancer now that Cameron Payne is gone!?