When you think of the greatest passers in the history of the NBA, you think of guys like John Stockton, Jason Kidd, Magic Johnson, etc. Your mind will drift to those guys for the high number of assists they compiled in their illustrious careers and because, well, they were point guards.
So when someone says that Larry Bird is one of the greatest passers in NBA history, you may laugh at the idea. He was a forward who averaged just over 6 assists per game in his career. When you look at it that way, he isn’t even the greatest passing forward in NBA history (sup, LeBron?).
But in a YouTube video that has been floating around since 2010 titled “Larry Bird Greatest Passer of All Time,” basketball fans see that Larry Legend was a master passer, able to find teammates anywhere on the court with unrivaled skill. Bird’s entire passing arsenal—behind-the-back passes, full-court passes, no-look passes, et al—is on display, and if you’re a basketball fan (my guess is you are since, you know, you’re reading SLAMonline), you’ll find this awesome.
This video is about as close to basketball porn as you can find. Check it out.