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Who is the Best NBA Player in Late Shot Clock Situations?

Posted on 3 Aug, 2015, by in NBA

Who is the best players in the NBA in clutch situations? Stephen Curry? James Harden? LeBron James? Kobe Bryant? It probably depends on your definition of clutch although clearly, some players are better at it than others. More

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Top 10 NBA Finals Game Winners & Buzzer Beaters

Posted on 4 Jun, 2015, by in Featured, NBA

With the 2015 NBA Finals set to start, it’s a good time to remember the most memorable shots in Finals history, including Michael Jordan and two other Chicago Bulls players winning championships at the last second, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with clutch hook shots and Garfield Heard with “the shot heard ’round the world”. More

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Anyone Who Still Thinks LeBron James is a Loser is an Idiot

Posted on 14 Feb, 2014, by in NBA

In a culture that adores and worships winning and victory; with a fandom that judges players by their championships and not their abilities and individual achievements, LeBron James is still getting hate that goes back to his Decision moment, and seems to shock everyone when he actually pulls off a clutch shot, as if it’s actually new to anyone that the best NBA player over the last five years or so can pull it off when it matters. More

After two NBA titles with the Miami Heat, not to mention two Finals MVP awards and four more in the regular season, there's no reason to bring up the clutch issue regarding LeBron James

There Should Be No Doubt About LeBron James And His ‘Clutch’ Ability

Posted on 17 Oct, 2013, by in NBA

In their usual attempt to stir up some trouble, ESPN went out and asked 26 NBA players about LeBron James, promising them anonymity. One of the conclusions from the very small sampled survey was this particular group not feeling too confident about his ability to perform in clutch situations, and especially with the last ball in his hands and the game on the line. More

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Green Bay Packers – Aaron Rodgers Isn’t Perfect All the Time

Posted on 24 Sep, 2013, by in NFL

The Green Bay Packers either win big or lose close in recent years, and it’s been that way this season. While the fingers are usually pointed at the defense or the running game, Aaron Rodgers is just at fault, especially with their most recent loss, that has them starting with a 1-2 record for the second consecutive season. More

Andrew Luck vs Raiders

Andrew Luck, the Most Clutch Quarterback in the NFL?

Posted on 12 Sep, 2013, by in NFL

While struggling on your opening game against the Oakland Raiders isn’t the best way to kick off a season, the Indianapolis Colts got further proof of making the right choice when they picked Andrew Luck, creating another impressive fourth quarter comeback and game-winning drive, keeping perfect so far in his career with a 7-0 record in games decided by four points or less. More

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On LeBron James Being Clutch and His Triple Doubles

Posted on 19 Jun, 2013, by in Featured

A triple double is usually taken as an example to measure excellence in basketball, but when so many of them happen during losses, you can’t help but feel it’s another statistic being greatly overrated. LeBron James is a great basketball player, one of the best of all-time, but the triple doubles aren’t the measuring stick we should be using. More

LeBron James Wins Game 6

NBA Finals, Game 6 – LeBron James Needs to Thank Chris Bosh & Ray Allen

Posted on 18 Jun, 2013, by in NBA

Before we reached overtime, this was about to be the story of how LeBron James messed up in the clutch, and Tony Parker coming out of nowhere. But James hit one big three to take the Miami Heat out of the grave, and Ray Allen hit a game tying three pointer to send the game into overtime. In it, it came down to playing good defense, and Chris Bosh with two huge clutch blocks on Tony Parker and Danny Green. More

Best NBA Players in the Clutch This Season

Posted on 4 Apr, 2013, by in NBA

While LeBron James may not score more than some others in clutch situations, the fact that the Miami Heat are by far the best team in the NBA on both offense and defense, outscoring opponents by 32 points per 100 possessions in the final minutes of close games, more than double the pace-adjusted margin of the second-ranked team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, with a positive margin of 13.8 points per 100 possessions in clutch situations. More

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New England Patriots – Tom Brady No Longer Clutch

Posted on 20 Oct, 2012, by in NFL

You can’t say the past doesn’t matter, because it does, to a certain extent. But for Tom Brady, his present is catching up with him, and his own problems, adding that to the New England Patriots and their defensive struggles, it’s suddenly about his performances in the closing minutes of a game. More