The Warriors improved to a league-best 20-2 with a matinee win over the Mavericks on Saturday, but that will have long been forgotten once the regular season is finished.
This play from Tyson Chandler, however, may live on in the hearts of basketball fans for much, much longer.
After Marreese Speights lost his shoe on a Warriors offensive possession, Stephen Curry tossed it near midcourt to get it out of the way as the game went on.
Jae Crowder came away with the steal, though, and play continued for another possession, with Speights playing with only one shoe in place. A Dallas miss kept things going, and as the Warriors brought the ball up the floor, Curry tried to toss the lost shoe back to his teammate.
But Chandler wouldn’t have it, and just as he does with basketballs at the rim, he jumped in and swatted the shoe out of bounds, keeping the minor advantage for his team alive for a few more seconds.