Reason 1: The Clutch Moments of the Game
Nothing captures the emotion of basketball more than the last second buzzer beater. The drama and emotion behind the final moments of a close game could draw anyone into the sport of basketball. All of the unforgettable shots, reactions and miracles in the league have led us to create a ‘live’ post that will continue to add some of the league’s best buzzer beaters and moments from time to time.
Clutch Moment: Jordan’s Last Shot as a Bull
One of the most recognizable moments in NBA history begins with Michael Jordan’s final shot in the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. It was the perfect way for Jordan to close his tenure as a Chicago Bull; with five championships already won, Michael kept true ice in his veins to earn his sixth ring. It’s difficult to put this moment into words, from Bryon Russell’s frustrated and confused reaction, to Jordan’s iconic freeze after drilling the shot—this is what the NBA is all about.
Clutch Moment: Kobe nails two clutch shots against Phoenix in ’06 Playoffs
One word that comes to mind when thinking about Kobe Bryant is lethal. He’s a killer. He portrayed that venom on two occasions against Phoenix – one to tie the game in regulation and one at the buzzer in OT. You remember the story…but here’s a clip to refresh your memory of Kobe’s heroics nearly five years ago.