76ers' Tyrese Maxey Got an Assist Without Even Playing in Mavericks-Thunder Game

76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (right) helped Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (left) get up during Oklahoma City's loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night at the American Airlines Center.
76ers guard Tyrese Maxey (right) helped Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (left) get up during Oklahoma City's loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night at the American Airlines Center. / Screengrab Twitter @RBPhillyTake

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey is so talented that he gets assists without even taking the basketball court.

Maxey, who was in attendance to watch the Oklahoma City Thunder's 100-96 win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday night, found himself in the middle of the action when Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tumbled into the stands right in front of his seat during a play late in the third quarter.

Maxey, with a huge smile on his face, helped Gilgeous-Alexander, a fellow Kentucky alum, up off the floor in a lighthearted moment.

"Gilgeous-Alexander goes down hard, Tyrese Maxey was there to help him," TNT commentator Ian Eagle said.

Maxey, who announced himself as a rising star with his breakout performance in the Sixers' first round loss to the New York Knicks, may not be playing in the postseason anymore, but he's still finding ways to impact games.


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Tim Capurso

TIM CAPURSO

Tim Capurso is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Previously he wrote for RotoBaller and ClutchPoints, where he was the lead editor for MLB, College Football and NFL coverage. A lifelong Yankees and Giants fan, Tim grew up just outside New York City and now lives near Philadelphia. When he's not writing, Tim enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family, including his three-legged cat Willow, who, unfortunately, is an Eagles fan.