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Kobe's a clutch shooter... not necisarily a clutch decision maker.
dont get me wrong, if theres anyone who should be taking a last second shot its bryant.
the only problem is he is never going to look left or right, ... kobe knows whos taking the shot as soon as he gets the ball, and its kobe.
he'll get doubled and tripled in the last seconds and he needs to put some faith in his team mates to make an open shot after he's drawn their defenders.
 
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Avalanche said:
Kobe's a clutch shooter... not necisarily a clutch decision maker.
dont get me wrong, if theres anyone who should be taking a last second shot its bryant.
the only problem is he is never going to look left or right, ... kobe knows whos taking the shot as soon as he gets the ball, and its kobe.
he'll get doubled and tripled in the last seconds and he needs to put some faith in his team mates to make an open shot after he's drawn their defenders.
He wants all the glory. But he's prepared to take the blame when he fails. Kobe is clutch. Considering the thread starter is new I'll cut him some slack b/c there's been so many Kobe is or isn't clutch threads.
 

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Did any of you guys watch the Lakers and Nets game?? The guy pulls up 5 feet behind the three point line with 3 seconds left when they're down by 3 WHILE Odom was WIDE open.
Kobe is the man. LA lives and dies off him. Kobe is also one of a kind, so it's harder to put ordinary standard on him to judge than other players

Kobe is clutch
 

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Not against the nets he's not :biggrin: .
 

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not since shaq left. hit hit/miss ratio is ridiculously bad since the deiz went to the beach
 

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Kobe could have passed it to a wide open Odom or Parker, but by the time it got there, there wouldn't have been enough time for them to catch and shoot. I only saw the replay on Sportscenter twice, but thats how it appeared to me, I could be wrong.
 

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Avalanche said:
Kobe's a clutch shooter... not necisarily a clutch decision maker.
dont get me wrong, if theres anyone who should be taking a last second shot its bryant.
the only problem is he is never going to look left or right, ... kobe knows whos taking the shot as soon as he gets the ball, and its kobe.
he'll get doubled and tripled in the last seconds and he needs to put some faith in his team mates to make an open shot after he's drawn their defenders.
THE MAMBA reply coming in at 5......4......3.......2
 

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www.82games.com has an excellent analysis of game winning shots.

Melo has done much well-

Leading "Game Winning Shot" Players
<table bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellspacing="1" width="465"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#33cc33"> <td width="150"><center>Player</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fgm</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fga</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fg%</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Ftm</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fta</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Ast</center></td> <td width="45"><center>T/O</center></td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffcc66"> <td align="left"> League Wide</td> <td align="right">423 </td> <td align="right">1440 </td> <td><center>.294</center></td> <td align="right">287 </td> <td align="right">393 </td> <td align="right">188 </td> <td align="right">133 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Carmelo Anthony</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">10 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.625</center></td> <td align="right">6 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Steve Francis</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">20 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Allen Iverson</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">20 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Tracy McGrady</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">23 </td> <td><center>.348</center></td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Vince Carter</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">31 </td> <td><center>.258</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Michael Redd</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">17 </td> <td><center>.412</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Paul Pierce</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">19 </td> <td><center>.368</center></td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Joe Johnson</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">21 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Kobe Bryant</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">28 </td> <td><center>.250</center></td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Jalen Rose</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.600</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Pau Gasol</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">11 </td> <td><center>.545</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Ben Gordon</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">12 </td> <td><center>.500</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Damon Stoudamire</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">12 </td> <td><center>.500</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Tim Duncan</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">13 </td> <td><center>.462</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Dwyane Wade</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.375</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Dirk Nowitzki</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">18 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">6 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Damon Jones</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td><center>.625</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Zach Randolph</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td><center>.625</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Derek Fisher</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td><center>.556</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Antawn Jamison</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td><center>.556</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Richard Hamilton</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.500</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Jason Terry</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">13 </td> <td><center>.385</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Ray Allen</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">14 </td> <td><center>.357</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Ricky Davis</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">15 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Gilbert Arenas</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.313</center></td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Mike Bibby</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.313</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Chris Webber</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">17 </td> <td><center>.294</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Kevin Garnett</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">20 </td> <td><center>.250</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Chauncey Billups</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">24 </td> <td><center>.208</center></td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td align="right">11 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> P.J. Brown</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td><center>.571</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Yao Ming</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td><center>.571</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Tony Parker</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td><center>.444</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Richard Jefferson</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Shawn Marion</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Mike James</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">12 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Baron Davis</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">13 </td> <td><center>.308</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Rasheed Wallace</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">18 </td> <td><center>.222</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td></tr></tbody></table>
But take a look at the people on the list as well:
Guys like Zach Randolph and Damon Jones are also supposedly "clutch" - what this shows to me is that the game winning shot criteria is just a very limited stat to see how well a player does in a pressure situation as it doesn't take into account what's occuring over the last few minutes of a game. For example, Kobe had two very good plays before airballing away. To me producing buckets in the last minutes two of three times is a good pressure performance and this simply isn't shown in the "game winning" shot criteria.

82games.com phrases it best:

Ultimately while this kind of thing is fun, it's not to our minds particularly meaningful, other than indicating that the league as a whole could probably get more efficient in "end game" possessions...one easy place to start might be to try and be less predictable! It's nice to have a go-to guy, but when the other team knows without much doubt that a certain guy is getting the ball, it is going to be a lot easier to defend!

Of the eight players with 20+ FGA in these situations four were shooting under .300, and none better than .400, whereas classic second/third option guys like Fisher, Damon Jones, and Jamison were highly effective.

So instead of "does my team have a great clutch go-to guy" you might want to ask do we have a plan B?
 

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82games.com does make him look pretty bad. He's also hogging the ball in crunch time at a peerless rate. The worst FGAs to assist ratio in the league.

And I still can't remember the last time he made a shot in the final 15 seconds with his team either trailing or tied. He takes so many of 'em! How can I not remember even one? People pick on LeBron's poor GW numbers(4-17 or something like that). Kobe is even worse over the last 3 years.
 

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www.82games.com has an excellent analysis of game winning shots.

Melo has done much well-

Leading "Game Winning Shot" Players
<table bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellspacing="1" width="465"><tbody><tr bgcolor="#33cc33"> <td width="150"><center>Player</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fgm</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fga</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fg%</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Ftm</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Fta</center></td> <td width="45"><center>Ast</center></td> <td width="45"><center>T/O</center></td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffcc66"> <td align="left"> League Wide</td> <td align="right">423 </td> <td align="right">1440 </td> <td><center>.294</center></td> <td align="right">287 </td> <td align="right">393 </td> <td align="right">188 </td> <td align="right">133 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Carmelo Anthony</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">10 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.625</center></td> <td align="right">6 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Steve Francis</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">20 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Allen Iverson</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">20 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Tracy McGrady</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">23 </td> <td><center>.348</center></td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Vince Carter</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">8 </td> <td align="right">31 </td> <td><center>.258</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Michael Redd</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">17 </td> <td><center>.412</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Paul Pierce</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">19 </td> <td><center>.368</center></td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Joe Johnson</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">21 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Kobe Bryant</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">7 </td> <td align="right">28 </td> <td><center>.250</center></td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Jalen Rose</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.600</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Pau Gasol</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">11 </td> <td><center>.545</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Ben Gordon</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">12 </td> <td><center>.500</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Damon Stoudamire</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">12 </td> <td><center>.500</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Tim Duncan</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">13 </td> <td><center>.462</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Dwyane Wade</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.375</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Dirk Nowitzki</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">6 </td> <td align="right">18 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">6 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Damon Jones</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td><center>.625</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Zach Randolph</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">8 </td> <td><center>.625</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Derek Fisher</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td><center>.556</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Antawn Jamison</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td><center>.556</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Richard Hamilton</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.500</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Jason Terry</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">13 </td> <td><center>.385</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Ray Allen</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">14 </td> <td><center>.357</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Ricky Davis</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">15 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Gilbert Arenas</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.313</center></td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Mike Bibby</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">16 </td> <td><center>.313</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Chris Webber</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">17 </td> <td><center>.294</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Kevin Garnett</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">20 </td> <td><center>.250</center></td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Chauncey Billups</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">5 </td> <td align="right">24 </td> <td><center>.208</center></td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td align="right">11 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> P.J. Brown</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td><center>.571</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Yao Ming</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">7 </td> <td><center>.571</center></td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">5 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Tony Parker</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">9 </td> <td><center>.444</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">3 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Richard Jefferson</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Shawn Marion</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">10 </td> <td><center>.400</center></td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Mike James</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">12 </td> <td><center>.333</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">4 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#f0f0df"> <td align="left"> Baron Davis</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">13 </td> <td><center>.308</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">1 </td> </tr> <tr bgcolor="#ffffff"> <td align="left"> Rasheed Wallace</td> <td align="right" bgcolor="#99ff99">4 </td> <td align="right">18 </td> <td><center>.222</center></td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">2 </td> <td align="right">0 </td> <td align="right">1 </td></tr></tbody></table>
But take a look at the people on the list as well:
Guys like Zach Randolph and Damon Jones are also supposedly "clutch" - what this shows to me is that the game winning shot criteria is just a very limited stat to see how well a player does in a pressure situation as it doesn't take into account what's occuring over the last few minutes of a game. For example, Kobe had two very good plays before airballing away. To me producing buckets in the last minutes two of three times is a good pressure performance and this simply isn't shown in the "game winning" shot criteria.

82games.com phrases it best:


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82games.com does make him look pretty bad. He's also hogging the ball in crunch time at a peerless rate. The worst FGAs to assist ratio in the league.

And I still can't remember the last time he made a shot in the final 15 seconds with his team either trailing or tied. He takes so many of 'em! How can I not remember even one? People pick on LeBron's poor GW numbers(4-17 or something like that). Kobe is even worse over the last 3 years.
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Kobe is clutch. He hits game winning shots and takes the tough shots down the stretch.

The only problem is his shot selection. The guy is always heaving up bombs when the clock runs down. He has a hard time beating smaller guys off the dribble and usually settles for a jumper from long range, which is low percentage. He had a hard time last night beating Kidd off the dribble.

I would rather have Wade in the clutch. Being able to beat your man off the dribble gives you a higher percentage shot.
 
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