Passing was arguably the most fundamental part of basketball, and this was the in-thing before dribbling became an effective way to outwit defenders. Check out this list of the top 5 best passers in NBA history.

5. Magic Johnson 10,141 Career Assists

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Earvin Johnson Jr., popularly known as Magic Johnson remains the only rookie to ever win the Finals MVP, and went on to be a five-time NBA champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP, three-time NBA MVP, was voted to the NBA All-Star game twelve times, and was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Johnson was chosen with the number one overall pick in the 1979 NBA Draft. Despite announcing to the entire world that he had the HIV disease, which affected his career and health; the Lakers’ legend managed 10,141 career assists, which places him as the number five on our list of top five passers in NBA history.