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Photo Essay: Anatomy of a game winner

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Photographs of NBA games unintentionally catch funny or interesting
moments.  When we see those kinds of photos, we'll show them to you in
a little photo essay of the previous night's game.

What's it like to nail a game winning 3?  Ray will let us know.

Step 1:  Shoot.

Steep 2: Admire

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Step 3: The "oooh DAMN I'M GOOD" reaction

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Step 4: Flying body bump

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Step 5: Accept accolades from bench warmers

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Step 6: Return to court, smile at your greatness

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Photos by Elsa/Getty Images and Associated Press

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  • Coobs

    Sammy Cassell’s face in that first pic should be a photo essay in itself…

  • DRJ

    See how CALM he looks. Beautiful.
    See Sam in the background, who moments earlier had yelled to Ray that he knew Ray was going to get the ball. He does look like he knows what’s coming.
    See Ray float on air in Step 2. Like Jesus walkin’ on water. Oh yeah…
    Through many a dark hour
    I’ve had time to decide
    The team I believe in
    Has God on its side.


    DrJ I’m in tears – you’re wasted on blogs – take up poetry…
    The cool thing about Sam’s face is he’s thinking “oh crap, he’s open, it’s over….”
    Also loving the confidence in the fans faces behind the shot – they all know it’s going in!!!

  • Exactly what I was thinking.

  • johnnythebone

    The great Bob Dylan knows a little something about having God on his side:

  • DRJ

    47 years ago… damn… un…believable

  • DRJ

    Good one. Hadn’t noticed all those arms up in victory, and the ball’s still in his hand! gotta love that…

  • DRJ

    I think it’s fair to say that no one here is on the same page as you. Possibly not on the same planet.

  • This post was so good I had to watch my final disc of my 2008 NBA finals and relive how sweet it was.
    You know after being on two different teams with Ray, Sam just knew what was coming. Awesome.

  • Orb

    The Syrian revolution? Bert Lahr on the Merv Griffin show?

  • Sam’s face says it all… he knew the ball was going in way before ray allen caught the ball.