SI has a Players NBA Poll: With the game on the line, which NBA player would you want to take the last shot? Here are the results…
With the game on the line, which NBA player would you want to take the last shot?
Kobe Bryant, Lakers G…..76%
Chauncey Billups, Nuggets G…..3%
LeBron James, Cavaliers F…..3%
Paul Pierce, Celtics F…..3%
Dwyane Wade, Heat G…..2%
[Based on a survey of 190 NBA players]
FAST FACTS: Players could not vote for a teammate…. No center received more than one vote…. According to 82games.com Bryant has hit 14 game-winning shots since the start of the 2003–04 season, fourth highest in the league — but he also leads the NBA with 42 potential game-winners missed in that time…. James is first in game-winners made in that period with 17.
This is an NBA poll from the February 16, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated.