Giving thanks: Top assist tandems

Originally Published: November 28, 2013
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider

If you've watched an NBA game closely, chances are you've seen a player give thanks.

Next time you see a player make an easy bucket after a teammate set him up with a beautiful dish, pay attention to what happens next. Usually, you'll see the recipient of the pass point in the sky toward his generous teammate as he trots back on defense. That right there is the thank you, the assist point.