The play took just a split second, and somehow it still managed to explain the strength of their bond. It happened in the second half of the Utah Jazz’s Summer League game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Naz Mitrou-Long glanced up and made eye contact with his best friend. A moment later, Mitrou-Long’s inch-perfect pass had gone from the backcourt into the hands of a streaking Georges Niang for a thunderous dunk.
“What did I see?” Mitrou-Long would say when asked about the play later, a smirk growing on his face. “I saw a nice poster. That was big time. I might go purchase that if it’s out there anywhere.