The most exciting plays in sports occur in the waning seconds. Whether it's a Hail Mary pass, a walk-off home run or, in the case of this list, a desperate shot at the buzzer, many a spilled beer can be traced back to a game's wonderfully dramatic capstone.
Today, we explore the buzzer-beater, the leading cause of overturned coffee tables and reactionary screams in this country.
For a buzzer-beater to qualify as one you should see over and over again, it has to be one that you haven't seen a billion times already. So, while Derek Fisher's game-winner with .4 seconds remaining in 2004 and Christian Laettner's "The Shot" are iconic buzzer-beaters, clips that have been played ad nauseam will not appear in this slideshow. You're welcome.
You will, however, see plenty of shots that will make you jump off of your couch and hurricane-kick a house plant on its side out of excitement.
An exploration of insane buzzer-beaters begins in 3...2...1...