Smack dab in the middle of the Spurs' transcendent first half from Game 3 of the NBA Finals was this possession, which is about as good as a basketball possession can get.
Ten seconds, six quick-fire passes, all five players touching the ball, and a beautiful cut by Manu Ginobili to finish the play with a layup at the rim. This is about more than scheme and execution. A well-designed play can get some space or a good mismatch; a perfect, elegantly designed play can't do much more than put players in position to pull off a sequence like this. This is five guys sharing a hippocampus. If the ball sticks in someone's hands for a moment longer, or if a cutter hesitates and misses his window, this all derails and the play resets. To pull this off requires a kind of instinctual, bone-deep mastery. The Spurs do this all the time.