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Who had the best over the backboard shot?

During last night’s win over the Bucks, Avery Bradley put in a ridiculous over the backboard shot. Our own MrTripleDouble10, aka Jay, dug up footage of two other famous circus shots by Larry Bird and Rajon Rondo.

So who do folks think had the better over the backboard shot? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Curt Hays

    I haven’t watched them yet…but I’ll say Larry Bird.

    • Curt Hays

      Okay, I watched them all. Bird’s was the best. No question. He stopped, turned around, took control, and then put it through without question.

      • Paul Pierce

        You couldn’t be anymore wrong. Avery’s was by far the higher degree of difficulty. He caught the ball mid air while spinning and didn’t have a foot on the ground to secure his shot.

      • dk

        Agreed I say Bird– Bird’s was kind of casually “oh wtf–whynot I’ll just shoot it” and you got the feeling he could have done it all day. Avery’s shot seemed more like a lucky shot–which I doubt he could replicate.

        • Curt Hays

          Couldn’t have said it better!

  • John Cuadras

    I’d have to say Bradley over Bird. Mid-air, catch and shoot, buzzer beater. And it actually counted. Nostalgia and Legend status doesn’t always win…

  • Nick Carter

    Im going with Bradley. His was the hardest to make,it was at home and it counted were as Bird’s did not and Rondo’s was on the road.

  • Danno

    Ah Red’s Army comments section. Might as well just rename it “Curt Hays shouts at everyone , all the time.” 🙂

    • Curt Hays

      Hahaha, did I yell? I guess I didn’t realize it was so quiet in here.

    • KWAPT

      Look time no see Danno..good to see you back.

      • Curt Hays

        Oh yeah, I remember Danno now. THAT’s why it was so quiet for so long!

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  • Jester00

    Bradley his feet never touch the ground

  • Dan Robinson

    Bird, Bradley only took that shot because there was no more time on the clock, Bird just took it regardless.

    • Paul Pierce

      Avery had the presence of mind to get rid of the ball while the clock was expiring. In the basketball world that’s what we call “smart”. Bird took the shot with time left as if to show off. That’s what you call “cocky”. Both shots went in and were amazing. But the edge goes to Bradley because of the degree of difficulty and the desperation.

  • Finks

    AB wins here. Rondo’s was good, but nothing compared to Bird and AB. Bradley’s shot was just so friggin cool and like others mentioned, it mattered.

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  • NE_Celt

    I gotta go with AB in first place, Bird in second, and Rondo last. Rondo’s wasn’t as much of an angle behind the backboard. Birds was pretty sweet and he had great control to stay in bounds, but he had time to turn and shoot semi-normal. AB was flying through the air and shot it…I mean…wow…frickin sweet shot..and to beat the buzzer…someone get that man a Tommy point for his shot clock awareness!

  • Chuck Da buck

    Bradley’s was the toughest.

  • tvor03

    I vote Avery. A spin, catch, and shoot in midair. That’s pretty darn impressive.

  • Evan Murphy

    Bradley’s had the highest degree of difficulty no question. catching in mid air and shooting it falling out of bounds. But Bird seemed to do it on purpose which is pretty badass. They’re both better than the one Lebron had.

  • KGino

    I like bradley’s cuz it was like some sort of strange alley oop/at the buzzer… But notice how bird still swishes his lol. That mullet was so wet.

  • Rod Shaftwell

    Bradley’s shot was by far the most difficult, and to me that’s why it was the best.

  • bill_nair