THE OTHER DAY in practice, Miami Heat forward Andre Iguodala caught the ball on the wing, looked toward the corner and fired a pass to Derrick Jones Jr. under the basket for an easy dunk.

It was not what he was supposed to do.

The ball was moving and finding energy with each pass. A shooter was coming open for a 3-pointer. All the play required was for Iguodala to relay that pass to the short corner.

Swing, swing.

"Ninety-nine percent of basketball players would have made one more pass," Heat forward Duncan Robinson said.

But that is not what Iguodala did. Because that is never what Iguodala does.

"The 3 would have been a good shot," Robinson said.

But the dunk was a better shot. Iguodala not only sensed it was wide open, he had the confidence to break protocol and fire the pass to the block.