The NBA's official YouTube channel has bestowed a beautiful holiday gift onto basketball fans everywhere as they released the 'Ultimate Larry Bird Mixtape' on Thursday night.
The nearly-10 minute compilation covers every aspect of the Boston Celtics legend's game, from sitting defenders on their ass with his handles, to sinking threes under intense pressure, and the passing... Oh my word, the passing.
It's poetry in motion, and is the best sporting montage you'll see for some time, which makes it even better that it was seemingly randomly dropped on our unexpecting laps in the run-up to Christmas.
The over-the-backboard shot at 4:35 was actually just insulting, he could do things with a basketball that others couldn't dream of.
One of the best to ever do it.
His rivaly with Magic Johnson and the Lakers was the stuff of legend. A fitting way to end the compilation by having Magic describe him as the best player ever to play the game, too.