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Warriors Iguodala Wows With Video Game Pass (Video)

Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala in the midst of a mid-air, behind-the-back pass that led to a slam dunk.Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala in the midst of a mid-air, behind-the-back pass that led to a slam dunk.

It's easy to forget just how exceptional Andre Iguodala is (video below).

The youngest generation of NBA fans and bandwagoners who jumped on the Golden State Warriors hype train know him as a consummate sixth man who toasted the Cleveland Cavaliers to earn an NBA Finals MVP in the 2014-2015 season.

This year, he's averaging a humble 5.7 points to go with 3.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds. But Iguodala voluntarily took a bench role with the Warriors, and for the better part of a decade he was the man in Philadelphia, the image of an NBA swingman who averaged 19.9 points per game, 5.4 boards, 4.8 assists and 2.1 steals in his best year with the 76ers, according to Basketball Reference

During the Warriors' 121-111 thumping of the Atlantic division-leading Raptors on Dec. 28, Iguodala reminded fans just how sweet his handle and passing skills are with a mid-air, through-the-legs, behind-the-back alley oop pass to guard Shaun Livingston, who finished with an authoritative two-handed slam, according to The Mercury News. It looked like something out of the NBA Live video game franchise, not something fans expect to see in a regulation NBA game.

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The home crowd roared its approval after witnessing the phenomenal play from the former All Star, which started with a fast break when teammate Klay Thompson blocked a drive by Toronto's explosive point guard, Kyle Lowry.

The only downside? A late whistle invalidated the play, meaning it didn't count even though it was destined for the highlight reels.

But that doesn't matter when you watch the footage and realize just how magnificent this play was.

Sources: NBA/YouTube, The Mercury NewsAndre Iguodala/BasketballReference / Photo credit: NBA/YouTube