2012 saw its fair share of sick dimes, as the lockout-shortened NBA season actually amounted to more games being played in the calendar year.
Sweet assists are among the most exciting plays in basketball, especially when one of the league's premier athletes is on the receiving end of the equation. An amazing pass often results in breathtaking jams, which is the quickest way to get fans out of their seats.
Teamwork is what wins games in the NBA, and assists are often the statistic that is used to prove offensive cohesiveness. While many things factor into a successful offense, sharing the ball is a key to creating a balanced and efficient attack.
Get used to the duo in the picture above, because they connected on a handful of jaw-dropping plays in 2012.