Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Spurs and Heat provided many exciting plays in what was a thrilling finish, but perhaps the best one was almost completely missed.
The incredible play came early in the second quarter when Spurs guard Manu Ginobili delivered a pass to a cutting Tony Parker. That obviously doesn’t sound very exciting, but wait until you actually see the replay and realize the ball went through the legs of Heat guard Norris Cole, who was covering Parker and had his back turned to Ginobili on the play.
Slow motion of the play reveals Cole’s stride opening up at the perfect time for the ball to bounce between his legs. Of course, Ginobili didn’t mean to put the ball between Cole’s legs — or did he? Check out the video below to see for yourself.