Every team wishes they could have a guy like LeBron to make them a last-second shot in a close game, but most of the teams in the NBA do not have this pleasure.
In the Bulls-Nuggets game last night the score was 90-89 with 0.3 on the clock with the Bulls having the ball. I was amazed to see that the man they had taking their last-second shot was none other than Brad Miller.Yes I said it not John Salmons, Kirk Hinrich, or Derrick Rose, but Brad Miller. Miller gets the ball passed to him from Hinrich and when he starts his shot there is 0.1 on the clock at least how I saw it and the ball drops in the basket. The refs decide that he started the shot after the clock had buzzed and that the Bulls had lost the game.
The fact that Brad Miller, a center/power forward took a last second shot to try and win a game for his team brought me to thinking about The Top Five Last-Second Shooters In The NBA Today.
Arenas made many great last-second shots two years ago before getting injured last year. Many people think Arenas is overrated but they have to agree that Arenas is a guy you want to have the ball with no time on the clock.
Before coming to the Wizards Arenas hardly played as a member of the Warriors. Since then has been named to three All-Star teams and was named the 2002-2003 NBA Most Improved Player. So far this season Arenas has averaged 24 points per game.
Wade is arguably the third best player in the NBA. Wade has brought the Heat to many wins in his career on the team. In a recent Gatorade commercial there is a video of Wade on the press table rallying the fans after he made one of his amazing last second shots.
Wade won an NBA championship in 2006 and is a five-time All-Star and was also the NBA's scoring champ last year. Wade has contributed almost 30 points per game to the Heat so far this season.
Kobe is arguably the best player in the NBA. In Kobe's long career as a Laker, he has made dozens of last-second shots.
Kobe is a four-time NBA Champion, an eleven-time All-Star and also the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2008. Kobe has contributed 33.6 points per game so far this season for the Lakers.
LeBron is arguably the best player in the NBA along with Kobe. Who doesn't remember last year in the playofs when LeBron made that unbelievable shot with hardly any time left on the clock? This is just one of LeBron's many last-second shots to help the Cavs win.
James was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 2004, has been in the All-Star Game five times, and the NBA's Most Valuable Player last year. James has contributed 26.3 points per game so far this season for the Cavaliers.
Billups was the player who brought the Nuggets the win, he made a free-throw, then Brad Miller's shot was considered no good. Billups is arguably the top guy you want out there taking your last-second shot. Billups made many last-second shots as a member of the Pistons. Billups was so clutch he even earned the nickname "Mr. Big Shot."
Billups was a four-time All-Star as a member of the Pistons, earned one NBA Championship and was given the NBA's Sportsmanship award last year. Billups has contributed nearly 20 points per game this season for the Nuggets.