Yeah, this happened: pic.twitter.com/AWSmVZTU5X— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 26, 2016
Here's what a couple of Isaiah Thomas' teammates had to say about his absurd assist (above) to Jae Crowder in the final minute of last night's victory over Milwaukee:
Amir on Isaiah pass: That was one of the five best passes I've ever seen.— Brian Robb (@CelticsHub) February 26, 2016
And Jared Sullinger, via NESN's Darren Hartwell:
That was impressive. He's 5-foot-2, and for him to throw it over, I think it was Giannis (Antetokounmpo), Greg Monroe and Jabari Parker, all guys that have 20-plus inches on him? That's impressive.
As for Isaiah himself?
Thomas said he could no longer see Crowder when he made behind-his-head pass. "So I'm glad he stayed in that corner and made me look good."— Bill Doyle (@BillDoyle15) February 26, 2016
Thomas on whether Rondo could have made behind-neck pass: "You’ve all probably seen that before. He’s done things ever crazier than that."— Jay King (@ByJayKing) February 26, 2016
We have, in fact, seen that very same play from Rajon Rondo, on a dish to Ray Allen in December of 2010:
Here's another look at Thomas', which dime do you like better?
While Rondo's may have been crisper and slightly prettier, I'm going with Isaiah's for three reasons:
1. Rondo had a clearer passing lane. As Sully said, Isaiah had three much bigger guys in his way.
A brief review of people’s reactions to that Isaiah Thomas pass. pic.twitter.com/8ZRtdzGb0H— CBS Sports NBA (@CBSSportsNBA) February 26, 2016
3. Rondo's was the first bucket of the night, no pressure. Isaiah's came at the biggest moment of the game--the Bucks had cut and 18-point second-half lead down to four (the closest they'd been since the first quarter) with just under a minute remaining.
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