Ron Artest Video: A Buzzer-Beater That May Have Saved the Lakers Season

Jon StarSenior Writer IMay 28, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27:  Ron Artest #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a shot as Channing Frye #8 and Grant Hill #33 of the Phoenix Suns defend in the first quarter of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Phoenix Suns had the Lakers on the ropes.  The Suns had already battled back from a 2-0 series deficit and looked to send Game 5 at the Staples Center to overtime.  But the Lakers had one opportunity to avoid overtime and prevent Game 5 from rolling out of their control.

With 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation, the whole world knew the ball was going to Kobe Bryant but it was Ron Artest who turned out to be the hero.  Bryant's 3-point heave fell short, yet there was Artest to clean up the miss, hit a game-winning layup and send the Lakers back to Phoenix with a 3-2 series lead. 

Here is your one stop to see the shot that rocked the NBA on Thursday night.