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Justin Quinn

Larry Bird and Dennis Johnson’s secret pass with the Boston Celtics

Hall of Fame Boston Celtics stars Larry Bird and Dennis Johnson had an undeniable chemistry together on the court that helped them win two titles together in the mid-1980s, and it was not just a good sense of each other’s abilities on the parquet that helped make it so elite.

The Hick From French Lick and DJ had a secret play they would deploy against unsuspecting opposing defenses that they were able to make use of for over a half-decade. With Larry Legend roaming around near the basket looking like he was going to run out to make himself free for an easy pass, instead to see Johnson launch a no-look rocket of a pass directly to Bird under the cup.

To see it in action for yourself, check out the clip put together by the folks at the Book of Basketball YouTube channel that we have embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

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