The debate is an old and tired one: If you could have any player taking the last shot for you in an NBA game who would it be?
All nice choices. Except for the fact that there is a player who has proven time and again to be significantly more clutch than them in recent memory.
We all know who it is.
Jason Pratt of SB Nation (aided by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post) had a post today that compared Joe Johnson’s numbers to those of other clutch players in the league. And Joe Cool’s were significantly better.
It’s definitely worth a read. I’m not sure if Joe is out of his slump yet, but he’s proven to be the guy you want taking the final shot, whether is he fiery hot or ice cold.