The buzzer beater is one of the most exciting plays in sports. The ball goes up in the air and time seemingly stands still. Everyone in the stadium, at home, or in a bar holds their breath while their heart skips a beat.
There is never a moment where a game is more in the balance. There is nothing that anyone can do but wait for the ball to swoosh through the hoop or clank off the iron.
What also makes it great is the element of surprise. There might be a few seconds left in a game or the quarter, and when you least expect your team to make something happen and all hope is lost, magical moment happens and your fortunes turn.
Here are the 50 best buzzer beaters of all time…