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List Rules Exclusively over the last 5 years

This is always a high topic for debate, usually it's a matter of personal opinion. However, using my standards, (The shot is taken in the fourth quarter or overtime with 24 or less seconds left - making it as close to a last possession as we can for filtering stats. The game is tied or the shooters team is down by 1 or 2 points, this way any shot can tie and/or win the game.) you can see if your favorite player is one of the elite crunch time players in the league.
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Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Clutch NBA Players Today
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5 for 14 | 36%

I saw Dirk's stat and was appalled. Not by his percentage, and certainly not by his shots made, but by his shots attempted. He has grown into a more developed, confident, and aggressive player over the last 5 years, but this stat reflects how hesitant he's been to hoist up a crucial shot. 14 shots taken doesn't tell the whole story, but it tells you that he didn't want to miss, which is understandable. see more on Dirk Nowitzki
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Clutch NBA Players Today
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11 for 29 | 38%

The reason his percentage is low is because he has not only been the only player capable of making field goals from beyond 16 feet for over 5 years, but he absolutely refuses to pass it when the game is on the line. While this confidence is what has helped solidify him as one of the best players ever to play the game, it also makes him notoriously easy to defend, especially now that he is a somewhat aged version of the man that he used to be. see more on Kobe Bryant
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Clutch NBA Players Today
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7 for 16 | 44%

Chris Paul is a maestro with the ball in his hands. He's capable of being a 25-30 point scorer on a regular basis but he knows that his team needs him as the world's wisest facilitator. Why isn't he shooting in the first 3 quarters? Because he's the hero his team deserves, but not the one it needs right now. But the 4th quarter he becomes his team's watchful protector. see more on Chris Paul
Brandon Roy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Clutch NBA Players Today
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8 for 16 | 50%

I can't help but shed a tear every time I see Brandon Roy's name. Watching Brandon Roy made me feel overjoyed as he posted 10 points through the first 3 quarters, then proceeded to post 14 points in the 4th quarter. He would always permeate success from his teammates, but if all else failed, he would become the behemoth that everyone expected him to be in the 4th. His odd knack for simply being able to score couldn't be controlled when it mattered the most. see more on Brandon Roy