so was fisher's. But fisher actually had a cleaner look and had the whole "shooting form" correct, so I'd say that was LESS luck than duncan's, where he just threw it up because the shotclock was off.
if this shot gets "overlooked" it's because people tend to rememeber duncan for all the skillful things he has done, not because of a lucky heave he threw up. that's like saying "let's remember jason kidd for that full court shot he hit once".
that's like saying "let's remember jason kidd for that full court shot he hit once".
No, it really is not.
The circumstances, and ultimatly the team he was playing against, made that shot memorable, but with Fisher' shot overshadowing it giving his team the victory.
Forgive me if Jason Kidd hit a game tieing or game winning shot from full-court in the playoffs in a pivotal game like that. If that was the case it would certainly not be overlooked, much like Jerry West' halfcourt shot is not overlooked to this day.
Yeah, that was a ridiculous shot by Duncan. Higher degree of difficulty than Fisher's imo, considering that I feel that Shaq fouled him down low on the attempt in addition to the ridiculous distance (for a big man) and off-balance nature of the shot.
I was going crazy when Fisher hit that shot. Lucky LA bastards. I remember after that game, I likened the finish to two people from the same family winning the lotto -- what are the odds of those two shots going in?