A WNBA superstar made a flawless, behind-the-back inbound pass that might be the best assist of the year

Chelsea Gray.

Gray dribbles down the court.AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

  • WNBA superstar Chelsea Gray delivered a no-show, behind-the-back inbounds pass on Sunday.

  • The Las Vegas Aces point guard connected perfectly with teammate Jackie Young for an easy two-pointer.

  • The four-time WNBA All-Star — dubbed the “Point Gawd” — finished the game with seven assists.

Chelsea Gray lived up to her nickname ‘Point Gawd’ during her team’s successful road trip last weekend.

The four-time WNBA All-Star delivered one of the most impressive dimes of the 2022 season on Sunday as her Las Vegas Aces took on — and took down — the Indiana Fever on the road at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

As the final seconds of the first quarter ticked down, Gray stepped out to the baseline to attempt an inbounds pass under the basket.

Chelsea Gray steps into the baseline to attempt an inbounds pass.

Gray steps into the baseline to attempt an inbounds pass.Jack Maloney/Twitter

Her teammates tried to avoid the Fever defense, but fellow guard Jackie Young finally broke free after splitting two defenders and cutting into the paint.

Jackie Young breaks through the Indiana Fever defense.

Jackie Young breaks through the Indiana Fever defense.Jack Maloney/Twitter

But Gray was facing the opposite direction and had her feet pointed to her right. He looked ready to throw the ball away as a trio of Indiana players closed down.

Chelsea Gray looks poised to pull off an upset as a trio of Indiana Fever defenders close in.

Gray looks poised to pull off an upset as he approaches a trio of Indiana Fever defenders.Jack Maloney/Twitter

Instead, she deftly swung the rock behind her back and threw a no-look pass to the far square, where Yang arrived half a second later.

Chelsea Gray goes behind the back to find a wide open Jackie Young with the inbounds pass.

Gray goes behind the back to find a wide open Young with the inbounds pass.Jack Maloney/Twitter

The 24-year-old guard collected Gray’s pass with relative ease and then let the ball off the backboard for an easy bucket. Watch the full sequence from a typical telecast below:

The angle behind the baseline, as shared by the Aces’ social media team, was somehow even more impressive:

Although Gray’s flawless behind-the-back inbounds pass to Young received the most fanfare, it was away from her single impressive dime of the day.

The former Duke Blue Devil collected seven assists in Las Vegas’ 25-point win, but that doesn’t even include hockey assists — like that blind cross-court pass to 2020 WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson in the second quarter that led to quick bucket for Dearica Hamby.

Gray’s teammates argued that her stellar play has been largely overlooked this season. After the 29-year-old point guard earned MVP honors for her stellar efforts in the Aces’ 2022 Commissioner’s Cup win, Vegas leading scorer Kelsey Plum called her backcourt teammate “the best point guard in the world” and “the most clutch. player in the WNBA.”

“He’s the MVP tonight, but he’s been leading our team all season,” Plum said. “I feel like, to be honest, she doesn’t get the love and credit she deserves.

“And I’m really, really happy that people saw that tonight,” she added.

Kelsey Plum (left) and Chelsea Gray celebrate winning the 2022 WNBA Commissioner's Cup.

Kelsey Plum (left) and Gray celebrate winning the 2022 WNBA Commissioner’s Cup.AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

With a Western Conference-leading 22-8 record, Las Vegas is the class of the league heading into the final stretch of the season. The Aces have already clinched a spot in the 2022 WNBA playoffs and have high hopes of securing their franchise’s first WNBA title in September.

And Gray — who leads the team with 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game — will undoubtedly be instrumental in that effort.

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