NBA All-Time Best Buzzer Beaters

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Magic Johnson playing for the Los Angeles Lakers

Magic Johnson playing for the Los Angeles Lakers (By Kip-koech, Licensed under CC BY 2.0, image link: flicker, cropped derivative)

NBA basketball is one of the most exciting spectator’s sports in the world. That much is for sure. It features world-class athletes competing against each other at the highest level, and when you put that altogether, there is little doubt that there will be many great plays to watch. Whether it is exceptional ball-handling, unbelievable blocked shots or slick passing, there is indeed a lot to enjoy when watching an NBA game.

But arguably the most exciting play in NBA basketball is the buzzer-beating shot. A shot that is taken when the clock is winding down and the game is on the line. Many times these shots are taken from way beyond the length of a typical shot and sometimes even from beyond half court. Although the odds of making these shots are not very good, it’s the last chance the team has to win the game. So they let it go and hope for the best.

best NBA buzzer beaters

Over the years there have been many fantastic buzzer beaters that have tied or won games and sent crowds into a frenzy. In the attached video, you’ll find some of the best NBA All-Time Buzzer Beaters. Some of the all-time great NBA players have made buzzer-beating shots. The video features last second clutch shots from Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Dwyane Wade and Tracy McGrady.

You’ll also see Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers bank in a last-second shot against their hated rivals the Boston Celtics. And it’s not just long desperation shots that make the video. Don’t forget about a buzzer-beating alley-oop pass and finish by Dwight Howard.

NBA fans love to watch basketball from start to finish. Many exciting plays happen throughout any game. But there is nothing that is more exciting than a last-second game-winning buzzer-beating shot. And as you can tell by the fans and players reaction to these shots, they would agree. 

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