Once upon a time, Allen Iverson complained about having to practice. He obviously didn't consider the upside of practicing with some of the most talented and fun loving basketball players on the planet.
Sure, layup drills can be tedious and even annoying for a guy that plays at Iverson's level, but practice has turned into a recess for some of today's stars. Thanks to media access and the ever expanding internet, we can get a glimpse of the amazing abilities of these guys.
The trick shot has become a point of pride for some NBA superstars. Showcasing ridiculous shots for camera crews can make a great player look super-human.
Not all trick shots come at practice, however, sometimes in-game situations can force the easiest layup to become a circus shot of epic proportions. Who can forget Michael Jordan switching hands in the 1991 NBA Playoffs against the LA Lakers?
We will take look at the 10 (technically 12) best trick shots in the NBA over the course of this season as evidenced by their respective YouTube videos, but before we do, here's the commercial that started it all.