Posted on May 13, 2019
By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter
Before you get all up in arms, we’re not saying that Kawhi Leonard is definitely better than Kobe, merely that we’re open to revisiting Max Kellerman’s remarks from last week[link] after his performance last night. In the Toronto Raptors’ match-up with the Philadelphia 76ers, Leonard made the first Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA in history as his fadeaway jumper gave Toronto a 92-90 win. With the game tied 90-90 and 4.2 seconds left on the clock, we imagine fans for both teams were holding their breath as the ball inbounded to Leonard who was being guarded by Ben Simmons. It was truly an amazing moment to witness for anyone that is not a 76ers fan. We’re sure that soon enough, even 76ers fans will admit that it was an awesome shot.
We love when games are won on a last-minute score – and no, field goals do not count. So much so that we have completely removed kicking from the FCFL. Letting a game’s result hinge on a ball being kicked through the uprights is boring. Letting a game’s result depend on an actual touchdown? Now that’s something we can get behind. We want to hear from you fans, but we have a feeling you’ll agree with us on this one. We need more games that end on such an exciting note – bring on the buzzer-beaters!