The moment has arrived NBA fans.
The playoffs are here, and if nothing else, it brings the promise of a “big shot” or that dramatic buzzer beater. The art of being the man has been mastered by many, and playoff time is when these heroic gun-slingers—whoever they might be—take center stage.
Who can forget Reggie Miller torturing Knick fans with his last second barrage of three’s, stealing victory from the jaws of defeat?
I know some people would like to forget it, but Miller’s uncanny offensive display is forever cemented in NBA lore—along with supreme performances of Bird and Magic—they did things over their careers only average NBA players can dream of accomplishing.
And of course, the ultimate show-stopper is none other than, Michael Jeffery Jordan. Six rings and too many buzzer beaters to recall. He wasn’t just the man, he was the only man.
But this playoff primer is not about the brightest stars of the league—we know Kobe and LeBron will have their moments in the sun. This platform is dedicated to finding the diamond in the rough.
Check that- it’s about finding those players who will step up to the challenge and become the next Robert Horry. Channel their inner-Chauncey Billups and do something miraculous—better yet, something we didn’t see coming.
The playoffs are about matchups and opportunities. Some will rise to the occasion, while others will shy away from the pressure cooker.
We won’t talk about how Kevin Durant will single-handily destroy the Lakers defense or if Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire can push the Phoenix Suns to the Western Conference Finals or beyond.
And we certainly won’t discuss the prospects of LeBron making his highly anticipated return visit to the NBA Finals.
Nope, we’re digging deep to find the top-10 sleepers of the 2010 NBA Playoffs. And we’ll tip it off with some Turkish delight.