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Raiders’ Maxx Crosby dominates pickup basketball game in viral video

Oct 23, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) runs off the field after the Raiders defeated the Houston Texans 38-20 at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Maxx Crosby’s football season may be over, but his basketball season is just getting started.

The Raiders defensive end Crosby showed up to a pickup basketball run in Las Vegas this week and wreaked havoc. In a video that went viral (posted by Instagram user “blumevisualz”), Crosby was getting smooth contested buckets over defenders and even took the ball coast-to-coast for a rim-rocking dunk in traffic. Check out the clip.

Crosby’s Raiders teammate Foster Moreau also participated in the run. But it was Crosby who single-handedly stole the show. Here is a video of Crosby throwing down a few more earth-shaking dunks (including a 360).

The two-time NFL Pro Bowler Crosby showed off some pretty nifty footwork there as well as an explosive first step (which you would expect from an edge rusher). He is also 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, which would probably make Crosby a really big 2 guard in the NBA.

Though Crosby had a strong year individually, the 6-11 Raiders were a major disappointment, and he even had to apologize to the fans at one point. Now it appears Crosby is letting off some steam on the pickup basketball court.

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