Nikola Jokic channels Arvydas Sabonis with sweet, over-the-head flip pass (VIDEO)


Former Portland Trail Blazers C Arvydas Sabonis was a man of many passes, but perhaps none were as flashy as his behind-the-back, no-look, and overhead flip passes. Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has a long way to go to match the Lithuanian big man, but an incredible over-the-head pass against the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night had some serious shades of Sabonis.

It started when Jokic moved up on the right block to receive a pass from rookie Jamal Murray.

After the entry pass, Murray curled to the left and toward the paint. Without turning around Jokic flipped the ball to the exact right spot for Murray to catch it and scoop it into the basket.

Pretty dang impressive, especially when you compare it to Sabonis’ pass at the top of this post.