FACTS THAT PROVE RAY HAS BEEN THE MOST CLUTCH 3-POINT ARTIST SINCE 2007... KOBE IS A DISTANT 4TH!
posted at 4/18/2011 4:53 AM EDT
since he got to boston, ray has the MOST go-ahead 3-pointers with 24-seconds or LESS with 7 including in 2 playoff games (chicago game 2 years ago was the other). plus he is far and away the field goal percentage leader in that area with 54%. kobe is in fourth place, tied with 3 others with 4 including 3rd place rashard lewis (higher %) and 5th place hedo turkoglu and is far below 54%. second place with 5 belongs to interestingly enough is vince carter!
this stat plus the one i provided a while back about paul pierce being the BEST overall clutch shooter on game-winning shots in the league in the past 5 years in terms of volume and percentage combo puts the MYTH of kobe in perspective. kobe for his entire career has 14 such game-winning shots and shoots it at around 26%. the great jordan by comparison leads everyone by far ALL-TIME with 25 and brings it at 57%. imagine that. that is the epitome of greatness right there. its an insult to this man for anyone to ever mention his name and kobe's in the same breath except to say that jordan also enjoyed some japanese-styled kobe beef from time to time!
FYI, pp for his entire career has 13 such game-winning shots and shoots it around 40% which is THIRD all-time. carmelo actually has a higher percentage but hasnt made or taken as many shots. last night, neither kobe or melo are making that pass to ray as pp did and jordan certainly would have (just ask steve kerr, john paxon and toni kucoc about that). did u see how wide open toney douglas was last night? if not for his hero-ball rep, odds are rondo doesnt leave his man so wide open with all that time left to run towards melo in the first place. paul's rep created that shot last night. the defense has no clue what to do or whom to double-team in that situation. pp has no conflict either shooting or giving up the rock in that situation, or drawing the foul or taking it right to the hoop.
pp would have easily gone to either kg or bb if they were as wide open just as tom brady does in reading his progressions!
Re: FACTS THAT PROVE RAY HAS BEEN THE MOST CLUTCH 3-POINT ARTIST SINCE 2007... KOBE IS A DISTANT 4TH!
posted at 4/18/2011 8:37 AM EDT
what a brilliant post. Thank you very much!