Initiating won’t always get the credit that is deserved

A basketball assist is awarded to the player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score.

Quite often though, someone will make a play before the assist occurs like a quick outlet pass or a tipped ball or a screen that leads to a backdoor cut.

Initiating won’t always get the credit that is deserved. Regardless of what is reflected on the stat sheets a proper team recognizes the sacrifices of others that made them successful.