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NBA – 1970 – The Greatest Shot In NBA Finals History – Lakers Jerry West 63 Ft Final Buzzer Shot


In Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals between the New York Knicks verses the Los Angeles Lakers….Knicks F Dave DeBusschere hit a mid-range jump shot with three seconds left to put the Knicks ahead by a score of 102 – 100….and the Lakers had no time-outs left….so, Lakers C Wilt Chamberlain in-bounded the ball to G Jerry West….who raced past Knicks G Walt Frazier….and threw up a 63-foot shot….after which Walt Frazier commented….“The man’s crazy. He looks determined. He thinks it’s really going in!”….as West incredibly connected on what is today called one of the greatest moments ever by the NBA…..and since the three-point line had not been introduced yet….the shot just tied the game. In overtime, West however sprained his left hand and missed all five of his shots….and the Knicks won 111 – 108.  

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