No, you're not the only one who thinks that. I agree with you.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?
it's also evident that you have a different opinion of kobe than many others do.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......
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).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
4) Bernard King
5) Alex English
6) Isiah Thomas
7) Big Game James
9) Rex Chapman
10) Nick the Quick
12) Tim Hardaway
Nice synopsis of my choices.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.