Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and the 10 Best Closers in NBA History

November 28th, 2010 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
Few players can be counted on when the game is to be won or lost in the fourth quarter. Today, Kobe Bryant is the premier finisher in the NBA and hits multiple game winning shots each season, either at the buzzer or in the final seconds.

But where does Kobe rank all time amongst the NBA's greatest closers?

Recent players like Michael Jordan and Larry Bird come to mind as players who can argue they were better than Kobe in crunch time.

The difference between the legends and the great players is the ability to raise your game when the pressure is on and the lights are shining the brightest.

Here are the top 10 closers in NBA history.

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