There is nothing more exciting than a game winner. The silence right before the shot goes up can only be beat by the roar of the crowd in exclamation after the ball swishes through the nylon.
What makes the NBA great is the individual ability for one man to take over the game. At the end of a nail-biter, with the game on the line, there are only a few guys in the league that can be counted on to make that big shot.
Players' careers have been defined by their ability to step up in big spots and make major baskets to propel their team to victory (just ask Michael Jordan).
Some call it ice in their veins, while others believe it is an innate ability to rise above the moment and put all the team's pressure on your shoulders.
The NBA is filled with big-time players, and here are the top 15 game-winners of the 2010-2011 season to prove it.