MBC2K4_old
Kobe's buzzer beater to win Game 4 against the Suns in the opening round of the playoffs a few years back was the #1 play... I do not get why.

First of all, it wasn't even that tough of a play or a shot to get off. Second, the shot didn't even matter because the Lakers would go on to blow that 3-1 lead and lose the series 4-3. I could see if it came in a series they won, since it would've been a huge upset as well, but historically, what significance is the shot? Horry's shot at the horn against the Kings in 2002 to prevent the Kings from going up 3-1 would've been a much better choice if you ask me.
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MBC2K4 wrote:


Kobe's buzzer beater to win Game 4 against the Suns in the opening round of the playoffs a few years back was the #1 play... I do not get why.

First of all, it wasn't even that tough of a play or a shot to get off. Second, the shot didn't even matter because the Lakers would go on to blow that 3-1 lead and lose the series 4-3. I could see if it came in a series they won, since it would've been a huge upset as well, but historically, what significance is the shot? Horry's shot at the horn against the Kings in 2002 to prevent the Kings from going up 3-1 would've been a much better choice if you ask me.


Its because ESPN has a stiffy for Kobe. I would've picked Horry's shot against the Kings as well
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Baron Davis' dunk over AK47 in the playoffs was near the top for me. Not only was it an awesome dunk, it was a message.




Awesome dunk, but meaningless. Game was completely over by then.

I have no idea how Fisher's game winner with .6 left against the Spurs isn't on here. [] Brain fart from ESPN. I loved seeing T-mac's one man comeback on there though and Devin Harris had the regular season game-winner of the decade.


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mrmike527
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I don't know how it would be him coming into his own... they still LOST the series! Kobe's first time in the playoffs without Shaq and he BLEW a 3-1 series lead. Heck speaking of Shaq... the Kobe to Shaq ally-oop in Game 7 of the 2000 WCF's would've been a better choice as the #1 play, that kickstarted the dynasty.


I thought that was the number one play. Was that a top play in another category? Or was it just #2 or #3?
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MBC2K4_old
The Kobe/Shaq ally-oop was #2 I think.
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Well I'm a Kobe fan but even I can admit that having that play as #1 is a bit absurd as there was nothing incredibly difficult about the shot and it bore no historic significance... if they were going to go that route, LeBron's shot against Orlando last year was a far more difficult shot.
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I can't really discern an obvious reason why that's the number one play? Like CC said, what's the historical significance of that shot? Not much. I'm sure i'm reaching too much for this one but maybe some saw this as Kobe coming into his own without Shaq? Perhaps that and the population as shown through various things like all star votes and random polls that they love Kobe. ESPN could be giving the public what they want, the best example would how they flood the masses subconscious mind with images of Lebron on damn near every show.
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I don't know how it would be him coming into his own... they still LOST the series! Kobe's first time in the playoffs without Shaq and he BLEW a 3-1 series lead. Heck speaking of Shaq... the Kobe to Shaq ally-oop in Game 7 of the 2000 WCF's would've been a better choice as the #1 play, that kickstarted the dynasty.
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LLegend4eva_old
MBC2K4 wrote:


I don't know how it would be him coming into his own... they still LOST the series! Kobe's first time in the playoffs without Shaq and he BLEW a 3-1 series lead. Heck speaking of Shaq... the Kobe to Shaq ally-oop in Game 7 of the 2000 WCF's would've been a better choice as the #1 play, that kickstarted the dynasty.


I agree, as I put that in my post. I'm just trying to rationalize why the hell that would be number one. The start of the transformation of the Kobe today that many adore. Personally, I think Lebron's dunk(s) against Detriot when he took over the Detriot series should be #1. First off, those dunks are ridiclous as they are the climax/highlight of his 25 straight points and it has historical significance as they go on winning that series vaulting the Cav's to the finals.
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Baron Davis' dunk over AK47 in the playoffs was near the top for me. Not only was it an awesome dunk, it was a message.

Then Don Nelson went crazy and started playing guys like Acie Law and Corey Maggette at center. WTF? It was "revolutionary" to play Monta Ellis and Baron Davis together, it was a smart move to play Matt Barnes at the 4, because he frustrated Dirk so much, playing Anthony Randolph at center and then subbing in 3 guys and moving him to point guard is just plain 13 year old playing video games-esque.
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cameroncrazies02 wrote:


Baron Davis' dunk over AK47 in the playoffs was near the top for me. Not only was it an awesome dunk, it was a message.

Then Don Nelson went crazy and started playing guys like Acie Law and Corey Maggette at center. WTF? It was "revolutionary" to play Monta Ellis and Baron Davis together, it was a smart move to play Matt Barnes at the 4, because he frustrated Dirk so much, playing Anthony Randolph at center and then subbing in 3 guys and moving him to point guard is just plain 13 year old playing video games-esque.


I don't want to walk off the beaten path and change the topic of conversation. But man, when is Don Nelson going to get the axe? He's honestly like going through the early stages of seniality. He keeps getting into strange fights and mind games with his players for no apparent reasons. It's not just a few guys, it seems like it's all the time i'm hearing something odd he's doing. He also doesn't recognize talent, the most recent example is not playing Anthony Randolph and not putting the young gun in the right situations so he can reach his immense potential. Nelson also has a knack for assembling odd and random lineups without showing any signs of changing this in the future.
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MBC2K4_old
It also showed complete negligence on behalf of ESPN that Vlade's ill-fated ally-oop pass to Chris Webber that went off the top of the backboard in Game 7 of the 2002 WCF's was not included... and Lamar Odom's free-throw that he airballed by 4 feet a few weeks ago against the Thunder as well.
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