Lance Stephenson Throws Crazy, Mid-Air Behind-the-Back Pass
Well this is downright outlandish (and here it is on Vine
crappy quality YouTube form). And it now rivals this equally nutso Andre Iguodala falling-out-of-bounds behind-the-back pass to David Lee for dish of the year. (h/t @NBA_Spen)
But that wasn’t all.
In total, Stephenson finished the game with 10 assists (plus 11 rebounds and 7 points, leaving him just a trey away from his third triple double of the season), and two others were silky sweet as well.
Check this impromptu behind-the-back gem to Paul George for the bucket. Note the post-pass double scissor kick.
And then there was this find of Luis Scola that Lance oh-so-badly wanted to make happen the second he crossed half court. Extra points for the Primetime high-step celebration before Luis even put the ball in the hoop.
By the end of the game — which Indiana led by more than 20 points — Stephenson was openly field goal hunting, desperately trying to complete his triple double. It didn’t happen. But these three passes stand testament to a remarkable game by a player who has become one of the more remarkable playmakers in the entire league. Weird to even write that, but as the games continue to stack up, it is hard to dispute.
UPDATE: Here’s a great .gif of Lance’s dish to Paul George (via Got ‘Em Coach)