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Chart: Great NBA outlet passers

  • November 14, 2013 - 11:03 PM

NBA great outlet passers through the years

Bill Russell

Boston, 1956-1969

The 11-time NBA champion did so much otherwise, his outlet passing to Bob Cousy that started Celtics’ fast break often was overlooked.

Wes Unseld

Baltimore/Washington Bullets, 1968-1981

The gold standard by whom all others are judged for two-handed chest passes flung far down the court.

Bill Walton

Portland, San Diego-Los Angeles Clippers, Boston, 1974-1987

Athletic, contorting big man delivered a two-handed, overhead pass with such a quick release.

Jack Sikma

Seattle, Milwaukee, 1977-1991

Wolves assistant coach was known for the overhand baseball pass, often thrown to streaking Sonics teammate Gus Williams.

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