This play has been around for a while, but Scottie Pippen’s inbounds off Danny Ainge in Game 3 of the 1993 Finals was the first instance we ever saw live. Luis Scola used the okeydoke pass from the rarely seen sideline when he passed it off Paul Pierce’s backside to secure a Pacers win in February last season, and we went through a laundry list of NBA players who have done it over the years when video surfaced of a high school player pulling it off in February.
Welp, we can add Will Barton to the list. Bartont was aided by the derrière of his former teammate on the Blazers — Dorell Wright — for the self-assist:
The full play escape the initial broadcast because they were so busy showing Wright’s block of Barton that lead to the inbounds:
For Wright, at least it didn’t happen in the Finals like when Pip got Ainge: