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Old 05-16-2011, 04:10 PM   #49
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Default Re: Michael Jordan Game Winning Shots (article)

Originally Posted by jlip
The fact that MJ only took 16 (or 15) game winning shots in the playoffs is the more amazing stat of all to me. To put that in perspective that's an average of only 1.23 (or 1.15 if you count just 15) clutch shots ATTEMPTED per year during his entire Bull's career. If anything that simply strengthens my position that the concept of being "clutch" as it simply refers to game winning shots is an overrated concept. Even the consensus GOAT hit said shot only 9 times out of his total 179 playoff games. I've always said that game winning shots are excellent highlights but just don't happen frequently enough IMO to warrant all of the attention they receive in player comparisons.

Excellent point
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