Found February 28, 2012 on
There’s always a lot of talk about who the best “finishers” are in the NBA. Plenty of people mention guys like Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and of course Kobe Bryant. And in the new crop of players, it’s been guys like Kevin Durant and most recently Jeremy Lin entering the conversation. Though with Lin we’ll see how long that lasts.
But in terms of all-time? Clearly his airness Michael Jordan tops the list. But not too far behind is Larry Legend. Not only did he hit game winners but he would tell the opposing team that he was going to hit the game winner.
What a badass.
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Hey nice trick shot bro. Granted it was about 35 feet short of the hoop, just six feet off the ground, and drilled some girl in the face, but other than it was great. Best of all, you didn't even apologize to the her. You're truly a Larry Bird meets Romeo.But back to the girl, how about how unfazed she was by that? Rub some dirt on it and keep strolling through the gym like...
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