share

Top five players that scare you with the ball during closing moments

IndianaBasketball
IndianaBasketball's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 12698
Points: 23998
Offline
Top five players that scare you with the ball during closing moments

There's been a lot of talk about being clutch, etc lately.

Your team is up one... Who scares you the most with the ball in their hands with just a few seconds left? Who are your top five?

Mine are:

1. Dirk Nowitzki - I always think he's making the shot. And if you foul him, you know he's making them both.

2. Chris Paul - He's unpredicatable. You have to consider all options when he has the ball to close a game.

3. Ray Allen - Allen coming off of a screen and getting open during final moments scares the hell out of me because I always think it's going in.

4. Derrick Rose - He takes his game to another level in the closing moments. I'd prefer to run two defenders at him and make somebody else beat me.

5. Kobe Bryant - His attempts are high and he's predictable, but the fact he doesn't seem to care and always thinks he'll make the next one is scary.


omphalos
omphalos's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/19/2010
Posts: 3210
Points: 4602
Offline
Mine would be something along

Mine would be something along the lines of...

1. Durant; shown a very clutch mentality, and he's so hard to stop from getting a shot off, it's usually just a matter of make or miss with KD.

2. Dwyane Wade; so many game-winners and he can finish through contact (as with Indy today).

3. Dirk; like KD, very hard to prevent from shooting without fouling, but I consider actually receiving the ball to be important too, which is why he's lower for me.

4. Kobe Bryant; great at getting separation, and has enough experience with taking these shots to nullify the double teams for the most part, is used to shooting with three players all over him from his chucking days.

5. Ray Allen; cold as ice, and I agree, they always feel like they are going in, he only needs the slightest bit of air and he can get off a perfect release.

Just missed: Derrick Rose; his size limits him in my opinion, if you have a Paul George or Lebron James type player who can stay in front of him, that jumper is going to be very tough to get off.

DanEboy
DanEboy's picture
Registered User
Joined: 12/25/2008
Posts: 2473
Points: 6474
Offline
1. LeBron James- He scares me

1. LeBron James- He scares me simply because, if he makes it, I am going to be getting sh.it about it all day from my friends and at work.I feel he could score on every possession if he wanted to.

2. Dirk Nowitzki- Same reason as you, you just know he is going to make it.

3. Chris Paul- Cool and calm, will drain a 30-footer in your eyes.

4. Joakim Noah- As a Bulls fan, I am scared sh.itless when he has the ball in his hands in those situations. Noooooooooooo!!!!

5. Monta Ellis- If he is on fire, forget about it. Pull up from 35ft.

Kayjay
Kayjay's picture
Registered User
Joined: 01/15/2011
Posts: 1083
Points: 2020
Offline
I'm scared of...

1. Kobe Bryant: Look, I've seen this guy play enough times to think the ball is pretty much going in at that situation. Yes he's predictable, but it doesn't stop the ball from going in.

2. Kevin Durant: Ice water in his veins, he can make a cold blooded shot that just quiets the opposing teams crowd. I've seen him do it at times.

3. Carmelo Anthony: I know the Knicks are doing pretty bad. But lets not forget that in closing situations the guy more often than not gets the job done.

4. Dwayne Wade: Circus shots, getting to the line, baseline jumpers you name it. The guy finds away to score when his team needs it.

5. Paul Pierce: He's old, he's slow, and a step back is inevitable. With all of that, Paul pierce makes a living at draining crucial shots down the closing stretch.

Honorable Mention: Russel Westbrook and Derrick Rose
They are both fantastic at also coming up big in the clutch. The only reason why I don't have them in my top five is because they don't really scare me. Or give me that feeling like the ball is going in all the time. The rest of my top five do.

NYCrealdeal
NYCrealdeal's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/31/2010
Posts: 748
Points: 768
Offline
.

1)Paul Pierce- If hes vsing the knicks you know hell hit the clutch shot.

2)Ray Allen-see number one

3)Durant-i think no one in the nba now wants to win each game more than he does. we saw it with what he said after the loss to the cavs. hes ganna nail the clutch shot and we all know he will.

4)Kobe-beacause hes kobe...

5)Dirk-what you guys said

I May Be Krypt
I May Be Krypt's picture
Registered User
Joined: 08/20/2010
Posts: 1711
Points: 8585
Offline
A lot of names that I would

A lot of names that I would have said arleady mentioned but I will say a couple that I feel are threats in a late game situation.

Lou Williams - I've seen this guy came a long way from when we drfated him out of HS to where he is now. Often times, he has the ball in his hand for the Sixers and we 'll depend on him to get us points (whether its a 3, FTS, or a jumper). It doesn't always pay off since he is 6'2" but he usually comes up big. One interesting fact is that Lou is 3rd in the league behind Durant and Kobe for most points in the 4th quarter. (at least thats what they showed on TV) He can get it done late.

Jason Terry - This guy time and time has hit big shots. Everyone expects Dirk to get the shots (and he does most times) but Terry has bailed the Mavs out a few times. Even back in Atlanta he hit some big shots.

Carmelo Anthony - If he's on fire AND motivated, this guy is unstoppable. Still one of the deadliest assassins late game lol

aamir543
aamir543's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/11/2009
Posts: 5062
Points: 5541
Offline
Kobe- When you get to a level

Kobe- When you get to a level of where you shoot it, stare at it, and then have no reaction to it, that's when you've achieved greatness. Evertime he shoots it, he knows it's falling, and he doesn't even celbrae anymore.

Ray Allen- Those plays Doc draws up are beautiful, and he knocks it down.

Melo- He can drive, pull-up, and can get enough seperation with the stepback, you know he's going to get a decent shot off.

Nate Robinson- Because every time he drives, I'm afraid that he's gonna do somthing stupid.

Monta- He is killer, he'll take a low percentage shot, but it'll fall, don't worry.

IndianaBasketball
IndianaBasketball's picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 12698
Points: 23998
Offline
Paul Pierce with the ball on

Paul Pierce with the ball on the elbow scares me too... I almost put him in the top five.

He's been doing that same move for years and nobody has figured out how to stop it.

Kevin Durant was close to my top five. He's made huge improvements this season.

aamir543
aamir543's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/11/2009
Posts: 5062
Points: 5541
Offline
^There are some moves you

^There are some moves you just can't stop.

If a guy like Dirk, Kobe, or Paul Pierce fades that far back, all you can do is try to put a hand in their face, but then it still might go in.

RUDEBOY_
RUDEBOY_'s picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/10/2010
Posts: 7333
Points: 13185
Offline
HIS STILL MAKES ME LAUGH...

HIS STILL MAKES ME LAUGH... http://youtu.be/WK7lIjFsGvg

RUDEBOY_
RUDEBOY_'s picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/10/2010
Posts: 7333
Points: 13185
Offline
1.Kobe 2.Durant 3.Lebron-Even

1.Kobe

2.Durant

3.Lebron-Even though he's been scorned and critizied sometimes for often passing the ball,instead of taking the shot himself..Teams STILL Double team him in the last seconds....

4.Wade

5.Pierce-I dont like this guy,but in the final seconds he comes up clutch...

StF616
StF616's picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/18/2010
Posts: 570
Points: 1036
Offline
1.Kobe Bryant 2.Kevin

1.Kobe Bryant
2.Kevin Durant
3.Dirk Nowitzki
4.Dwyane Wade
5.Derrick Rose

Hitster
Hitster's picture
Registered User
Joined: 08/17/2010
Posts: 3452
Points: 2508
Offline
Very interesting forum topic

Very interesting forum topic as always from Indyball. Kobe would certainly be my number one guy who I'd want to take the buzzer beating shot and the rest of my list would be fairly much the guys listed above.

cabbycab
cabbycab's picture
Registered User
Joined: 10/27/2010
Posts: 304
Points: 356
Offline
1. Pierce: slow footspeed

1. Pierce: slow footspeed but herky jerky stepback is as deadly as ever. Has no fear.

2. Dirk: Jumpshot is so deadly, can pumpfake and drive as well ( as seen against Heat last year ).

3. Rose: As long as he's not at the line, he is becoming a great closer.

4. Durant: unlimited range and can put the ball on the floor as well

5. Kobe: because he is Kobe.

OhCanada-
OhCanada-'s picture
Registered User
Joined: 05/08/2010
Posts: 6038
Points: 5951
Online
This topic was made to bash

This topic was made to bash LBJ.

Anyways my Top 5 are.

1-Kobe Bryant

2-Kevin Durant

3-Derrick Rose

4-Dirk Nowitzki

5-Lebron James

Grandmama
Grandmama's picture
Registered User
Joined: 09/20/2009
Posts: 2168
Points: 4353
Offline
1. Kobe 2. Wade 3. Durant 4.

1. Kobe

2. Wade

3. Durant

4. Carmelo

5. Rose

HandDownManDown13
HandDownManDown13's picture
Registered User
Joined: 06/25/2009
Posts: 429
Points: 315
Offline
I like the fact that you put

I like the fact that you put Allen in there. He's gotta be the last guy you want to shot at the end of a game.

I just wanna do this for college players as an extra look:

Sullinger: dude can make a shot from any angle in the post. Even through contact he'll get the ball on the time for a possible offensive rebound.

Barnes: he steps it up in the clutch. Can score in any Way. His midrange game is deadly and off the pump fake he can be a problem


Rivers: can get anywhere on the court. Ice cold and confidant, he really wants to hit the final shot.

river09
Registered User
Joined: 05/29/2011
Posts: 912
Points: 1817
Offline
1) Dirk - See last year...

1) Dirk - See last year... That jumper with the knee up is unblockable and seems like it's always nothing but net..

2) Lebron/Durant - Their combination of length, quickness and range inevitably allows them to get a clear look at the rim for the shot..

3) Kobe - Might have lost some of his luster the last couple years, but he still has an absolutely deadly mid range game and gets to his spot.

4) Ray Allen - If you see him elevate with the ball in his hands with time winding down your stomach just drops... So smooth.. Always the same seamless motion..

5a) Monta Ellis - Can create his shot from anywhere, and if he's on his game it's going in all you can do is watch..

5b) Derrick Rose - Can't leave him off this list.. Just try to keep him from the rim..

river09
Registered User
Joined: 05/29/2011
Posts: 912
Points: 1817
Offline
Sorry double post..

Honorable mention: Chauncy Billups.. He just doesn't miss..

RUDEBOY_
RUDEBOY_'s picture
Registered User
Joined: 04/10/2010
Posts: 7333
Points: 13185
Offline
I Cant Believe some of you

I Cant Believe some of you guys dont have Lebron in the TOP 5..Coaches know what he's capable of doing in the final seconds..Why do you think he's always getting double & triple teamed when the game is on the line? There's a reason why he's always passing the ball,its becuz there are always 2 teammates WIDE OPEN!!!

NYK2010
Registered User
Joined: 05/09/2009
Posts: 2462
Points: 1498
Offline
1) Dirk 2) Kobe 3) Pierce 4)

1) Dirk

2) Kobe

3) Pierce

4) Wade

5) Lebron

Mello, Durant, Allen, Rose,

RSS: Syndicate content