Who is the Most Clutch Laker of All-Time?
(click on each photo for a youtube compendium of each player's greatest clutch moments)
a) Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Magic won five rings, beginning with his clutch step-in for Kareem as a Rookie in 1980. Always phenomenal but at his best at the end of games – you needed the ball in Magic’s hands.
Best clutch moment: The Baby Hook vs. Boston in 1987.
b) Jerry West – “The Logo”
Jerry West played prior to the 3-point line, and was considered the best pure shooter of his (and possibly any) era. So ice cold that he literally can NOT watch games or even highlights of games in which his team lost.
Best Clutch Moment: Full-court buzzer beater vs. Knicks in 1969 NBA Finals, sending the series to 7 games.
c) Kobe Bryant – “Black Mamba”
Literally ice cold. An Assasin. A killer. Wants the ball when the game is on the line. Will make the big shot.
Best clutch moment: Take your pick: 81, Kobe vs. Sacramento, Kobe vs. Portland. . .
Leave your comments and I’ll tally up the votes.