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1. Michael Jordan
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THROUGH the 80s??

Horry's first year was 92/93.......he was in
grade school,
middle school,
& high school & college in the 80s.
 

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1. Reggie Miller (Yes, he's hit more clutch shots than even Mr. Jordan)
2. Jordan
3. Bird
4. Isiah
5. Magic
6. Horry
7. Kobe
8. Dominique I guess
9. idk, Joe DUmars?
10. Dr. J I guess
 

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Horry?

I'm sort of on the fence with the statement that he is clutch. To me, a clutch player has to do more then bury a few wide open shots. Reggie, MJ are clutch 'cause they've carried their teams through games. To me, Horry has always been a role player, and granted, he's made a few big buckets, he's never carried his team. That has fallen to other players. I mean, without Shaq and Kobe, Horry isn't in a position to hit the bucket at the end of the Kings game. I just don't feel that he's clutch, I think he's been in the right place at the right time, and he's been fortunate enough to bury the shots he's been given. Am I the only one who thinks this?
 

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Re: Horry?

Originally posted by DuddyKravitz
I'm sort of on the fence with the statement that he is clutch. To me, a clutch player has to do more then bury a few wide open shots. Reggie, MJ are clutch 'cause they've carried their teams through games. To me, Horry has always been a role player, and granted, he's made a few big buckets, he's never carried his team. That has fallen to other players. I mean, without Shaq and Kobe, Horry isn't in a position to hit the bucket at the end of the Kings game. I just don't feel that he's clutch, I think he's been in the right place at the right time, and he's been fortunate enough to bury the shots he's been given. Am I the only one who thinks this?
No, you're not the only one who thinks that. I agree with you.

As for the best clutch performers of the 80s, 90s , and the new century - in the regular season and in the playoffs, my picks are:
No particular order after the top 3:

1) Magic Johnson
2) Bird
3) Jordan
4) Bernard King
5) Alex English
6) Isiah Thomas
7) Big Game James
8) Hakeem
9) Rex Chapman
10) Nick the Quick
11) Reggie
12) Tim Hardaway
13) Kobe
14) Kidd
15) Bibby
 

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Originally posted by KC
I take it that a lot of you don't remember players from the '80's. That is evident when you rank Kobe Bryant so high......
it's also evident that you have a different opinion of kobe than many others do.

were kobe's career to end today, history would remember him far fonder than you will. i would have no problem sticking him at number 9 on you list (you're top 8 is pretty good, although the order is obviously arguable).
 

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Kobe Bryant...at the end of his career will be regarded as one of the greats of all time, and will more than likely end up with the most points ever in NBA history.

I have a feeling that many people who don't like Kobe don't want to see this future...but nonetheless, it will happen. :)
 

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Well, if you stick him at #9 then you are putting Kobe ahead of Shaq, James Worthy, and Charles Barkley..... I don't think he belongs in the top 10 or the top 15. I would probably have Kobe between 17-20......
 

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Re: Re: Horry?

Originally posted by TheRifleman


No, you're not the only one who thinks that. I agree with you.

As for the best clutch performers of the 80s, 90s , and the new century - in the regular season and in the playoffs, my picks are:
No particular order after the top 3:

1) Magic Johnson
2) Bird
3) Jordan
4) Bernard King
5) Alex English
6) Isiah Thomas
7) Big Game James
8) Hakeem
9) Rex Chapman
10) Nick the Quick
11) Reggie
12) Tim Hardaway
13) Kobe
14) Kidd
15) Bibby
ah, bernard. what could have been. certainly a dominant 2 series postseason in '84. the injury came in '85, and that was it for the clutch performances from the great bernard (he did have some big seasons after that, but never the same as '84-85).

english i don't particularly remember being a tremendously clutch player. a great scorer.

rex hit some big shots, had some big games in big moments.

nick the quick certainly didn't mind the pressure. i just don't remember him being that big a big game player.

tim hardaway also loved taking the big shots. he did also have alot of playoff failures, where he didn't play well.

kidd has this 1 postseason to fall back on. prior to this, much big game and playoff failure, without playing particularly well.

bibby's the new kid on the block. he's done it for 1 year now. certainly looks like a kid who wants the ball though. and he was huge this year.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Horry?

Originally posted by kflo


ah, bernard. what could have been. certainly a dominant 2 series postseason in '84. the injury came in '85, and that was it for the clutch performances from the great bernard (he did have some big seasons after that, but never the same as '84-85).

english i don't particularly remember being a tremendously clutch player. a great scorer.

rex hit some big shots, had some big games in big moments.

nick the quick certainly didn't mind the pressure. i just don't remember him being that big a big game player.

tim hardaway also loved taking the big shots. he did also have alot of playoff failures, where he didn't play well.

kidd has this 1 postseason to fall back on. prior to this, much big game and playoff failure, without playing particularly well.

bibby's the new kid on the block. he's done it for 1 year now. certainly looks like a kid who wants the ball though. and he was huge this year.
Nice synopsis of my choices.

Alex is one of the few players in the history of the game that upped his PPG, assists, and his free throw per centage from the regular season when it was playoff time. He just tried in so many ways to help his team. Even Jordan didn't up his free throw percentage in the playoffs.

Alex is usually forgotten because he played for the Nuggets all during the 80s, but not for him, they wouldn't have even made the playoffs and that counts for a lot with me. :)
 
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