MIAMI - A dozen years later, nothing has changed. Whenever Anthony Carter returns to Miami, he hears about the shot.
In the waning seconds of overtime in Game 3 of the 2000 Eastern Conference semifinals at New York, the then Heat point guard drove baseline and released a crazy shot that appeared to go from behind the backboard and over. It hung on the rim and fell through with 2.1 seconds left, and Heat won 77-76.
"Every time I come here, they talk about it," said Carter, who returned to Miami on Sunday with his latest team, Toronto. "Jose (Paneda, Heat's Spanish-language radio braodcaster) was just in (the Raptors locker room) and he was like, We still talk about it to this day.' We were trying to figure out where that shot stands in Miami history as far as being the top play in Miami history It was just crazy."
The Knicks were unhappy because they believed the shot should have been ruled illegal because it came from behind the backboard. But they were complaining a lot less aft...