The art of selflessness

Updated: September 18, 2004, 6:59 PM ET
By Terry Brown | ESPN Insider
You won't find it in any boxscore or statistical analysis, but there is such a thing as the pass that leads to the pass that leads to the bucket.

It's right there next to screens and defensive switches and central to our search for "real" basketball players, as we enter our final day of compiling a team of NBA players that would win in June as well as win in Athens.

"Complementary players are the key to any basketball team," said an NBA scout. "You have to have guys who are willing to sacrifice themselves and make that pass and follow through with their cut with only a hope that if they are open, they'll get the return pass. Most of the time they won't, but they keep the offense going time and time again."