TAG: clutch shots

NBA, Video / Aug 23, 2012 / 4:30 pm

Video: Kobe Bryant’s Top Clutch Plays

I’ll be the first to knock Kobe for his “clutch” shooting. Volume, over time, has bled through our collective memory and drowned out the the hoards of misses. There’s no doubt that Kobe Bryant has hit a ton of clutch shots over his entire career, but that has come with a price – lots of awful, last-second heaves. Then again, Kobe’s known for making difficult shots look easy. And, with his late-game reputation, he routinely faces double teams and added pressure that most don’t. So maybe he is better than my estimation, or maybe he’s not. Read More »

NBA / Jul 9, 2012 / 4:00 pm

Ray Allen’s Top 5 Clutch Shots As A Celtic

Ray Allen

Ray Allen will always be remembered for his run with the Boston Celtics – the NBA’s first Big Three proved veterans can sacrifice starring roles for the greater good. Allen, though, had tons of great moments personally – clutch and otherwise – that we can look back on. Maybe you feel he’s a traitor, maybe you’ll never understand his decision to join Boston’s mortal enemy. But he’s gone, the Big Three is three again (Rondo, Garnett, Pierce) and Jason Terry will just have to suffice. But before we get there, before we hear Boston fans rain down a thunderstorm of boos on their former hero, we’ll look back on Ray Allen’s top five moments as a member of the Boston Celtics. Read More »