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Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 1:53 pm  |  44 responses

Polladaday: Most Clutch?

The NBA players recently voted Kobe Bryant as the most clutch player in the League. But in your opinion, who should hold that title?

Who's the most clutch player in the NBA?

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  • http://nba.com EJ

    Why is Lebron even an option?

  • Givard

    even though melo didn’t take the last shot last night, i’ll still take my bet with meloman.

  • marc

    lol @ej but seriously i don’t think lebron is a clutch player unless he’s being clutch by passing the ball to wade for the last shot.

  • http://www.thehoopscene.com lawlow

    RAY ALLEN

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Axford Mark Axford

    If you think Kobe’s the most clutch player in the NBA you need to read Henry Abbott’s post on Kobe in the clutch.

    There’s a table in the article which is titled “Trailing by one or two points, or tied, in the final 24 seconds of regular-season and playoff games since 1996-97, with a minimum of 30 shots”. Melo is top in percentage, Kobe is 24th behind players that people seem to say aren’t clutch i.e. LeBron, Chris Webber and Dirk.

    Whole articles great though, couple months old now but definitely a must read if you haven’t already.

    Link here: http://tinyurl.com/63plju8

  • http://nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    Melo

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Axford Mark Axford

    By the way, looking at stats on 82Games at clutch this year, Kobe leads in clutch points but overall Dirk has been absolutely dominant in the clutch this season.

  • Playa

    I thought this poll was about clutch??? Why is LeBron on the list??? No Dirk????

  • http://mheat BIG3KG

    WTF KOBE IS NOT CLUTCH PEOPLE OPEN YOU EYES DONT BE FOLLED BY ESPN AND THE MEDIA LOOK AT THE DAMN STATS THEY DONT BITE YOU,AND WHERE THE HELL IS CP3?!

  • http://nba.com EJ

    Kobe isn’t clutch don’t be fooled??? You don’t find multiple 8 minute videos of other players making ridiculous clutch shots. I’d rather actually watch what happens on the court instead of a piece of paper with numbers on it. Rudy Gay is getting slept on, he has made 3? game winners and 1 or 2 game savers this year. That’s almost as impressive as Kobe’s run last year.

  • Jer Boi

    Kobe is. but I voted for Melo because he’s second only to him and deserves some votes.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I’d go Dirk…or Rose passing to Kyle Korver.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Where’s Ray Allen?

  • G$

    RAY ALLEN. Greatest shooter of alltime.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    It’s settled then.

  • Zach

    Rudy Gay and Ray Allen need to be on here before LeBron

  • marc

    How are you saying kobe is not clutch?? Even other players are saying they will give him the ball for the last shot. Now thats respect

  • chad

    Ray Allen and Paul Pierce should both be on here

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Ray Allen should be on here. And I don’t know why KD is on here at all — I can count his career buzzer beaters on the fingers of one hand.

  • http://slamonline.com AllDayEveryDay

    Is it just me, or does SLAM keep putting up stupid options for their polls again and again. SLAM, I thought yall had B BALL knowledge?!?!

    WTH is lebron and KD doing here? Dirk, Ray Ray, Pierce should be on here. All are arguably more clutch than Kobe. Pierce and Melo are for sure more clutch than Kobe.

  • Sparker

    should clutch be measured by percentage or total number of times you’ve won the damn game? it’s an interesting question, but ultimately stupid. ask mike k – or anyone else on that team, including melo – who they thought should have the ball when the game was on the line in the olympics. ask pau and the rest of the spanish national team who they would have preferred.

  • the truth

    Kobe is the winner obviously, but to say lebron and KD don’t deserve to be on here is just stupid. Buzzer beaters aren’t the only measure of clutch. Actually watch games (not just your team) and you will see all the big time stars, (d wade, Ray Ray, Melo, Amare, Pierce, Lebron, etc.) hit clutch shots

  • Elfy

    D-Wade deserves to be higher on this list, if not number 1. One word, 06 Finals.

  • http://slamonline.com SpaceJam

    Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rudy Gay, and Derrick Rose need to be on this list. LeBron should be taken off. Dirk and Nash too.

  • Zoom

    Wtf Kobe is stupid! He should’nt be on there! LeBron should be first and D-Rose should be there!!!

  • logues

    wheres darko?

  • http://www.danchamb.com.br Lz – Cphfinest3

    It is RayRay in a landslide. Others missing from the list: Dirk, Manu, PP, Rose, Gay, CP3 and maybe even Nash and Hedo.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    M E L O

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Kobe is probably a Top-10 Clutch player of all-time. I mean, he has hit 27 game-winning or tying shots in his career. He’s missed plenty of course, but that doesn’t stop the Lakers from going to him when they need that game-winning/tying shot. There’s a clutch shot compilation spanning more than 3-4 minutes of Kobe’s clutch shots.

  • ezra

    This poll cant be taken seriously if Dirk is not an option

  • add

    ray ray should definitely be in the discussion

  • Yesse

    Well, i would still go with Mr Bryant, but what is up with the options on the list? Where is Ray Allen?

  • Karl

    I voted Kobe and I don’t even like him. He’s seriously clutch

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Axford Mark Axford

    Kobe’s clutch is overrated, it’s not that he isn’t clutch but his percentages in the clutch are terrible. That and you always know who’s shooting, it’s not like the Hornets where you have no idea if Chris Paul will shoot or dish, it’s far too obvious what will happen. Also, Kobe never drives in the clutch anymore, almost always 3 points with 2 people all over him or real difficult fadeaways.

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Axford Mark Axford

    Kobe’s clutch is overrated, it’s not that he isn’t clutch but his percentages in the clutch are terrible. That and you always know who’s shooting, it’s not like the Hornets where you have no idea if Chris Paul will shoot or dish, it’s far too obvious what will happen. Also, Kobe never drives in the clutch anymore, almost always 3 points with 2 people all over him or real difficult fadeaways.

  • http://twitter.com/Mark_Axford Mark Axford

    For the record my choice for the last play would be Chris Paul, Melo, Dirk, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce in that order.

  • mick

    kobe fans = idoits

  • stayweird38

    Melooooooooo

  • MuswellMunky

    Manu

  • riggs

    277 dumb kobe fans.

  • Ken

    Kobe, hands down!!! Nobody is better than The Black Mamba, please believe…

  • Mike

    What about Vince Carter?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4TZEw20uQM

    Pretty sure this video allows him to be in the conversation. Say what you want about the guy but the man has made a ton of game-winners in his career.

  • http://mheat mBIG3KG

    KOBE IS NOT CLUTCH THIS IS SAD SHOW HOW DUMB EVERY BODY IS :( check the espn artickle melo and cp3 are the most clutch players damn even lebron is higher in fg% in clutch

  • THOMASL

    All you Kobe haters just need to be patient. It’s taking me a little while but I promise you, I gave my word to your moms, I will get around to changing your diapers as soon as I can. Rock on Kobe!!!!

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