Tequila wasn’t the only shot going down on Cinco De Mayo as LeBron nailed a buzzer-beating running shot to defeat the Toronto Raptors this past Saturday. It was his second game-winning shot of the 2018 Playoffs; both shots were “I am the greatest” statements from James. Critics historically love bringing up the notion that LeBron doesn’t have the “clutch gene” but since 2011’s Finals (the peak of LeBron hating and questioning his greatness) he’s shown everyone he can deliver in crunch time. It’s easy to say “he’s missed a lot of game-winners” or “he passes too often at the end of games”, but Jordan and Kobe both missed more game-winners than they ever made and passing the ball is an instinctual strength of LeBron’s play style. Let’s give the ‘LeBron Haters’ out there a brief refresher of The King’s best Playoff buzzer-beaters and the shoes he rocked during each shot.

Game 2 of ECF vs Orlando, 2009

Shoe: Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier 3


LeBron James 2009 Game-Winner over the Orlando Magic by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images

Game 1 of ECF vs Indiana, 2013

Shoe: LeBron X PS PE

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Game 4 of ECS vs Chicago, 2015

Shoe: LeBron 12 PE

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Game 5 EC1st Round vs Indiana, 2018

Shoe: LeBron XV PE

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Game 3 ECS vs Toronto, 2018

Shoe: Nike LeBron XV

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