The Best NBA Clutch Shooters Of All Time

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Vote up the most clutch NBA shooters ever.

Who is the best clutch shooter in NBA history? Being a great shooter takes a lot of practice, constants reps in the gym, and some would say even ice cold blood ruining through one's veins. Clutch shooters in the NBA hit the biggest shots in the biggest moments. They are not just the best clutch players in the NBA, they are the ones putting the ball up and making the shot with the clock winding down. Who are the best clutch shooters in NBA history? Which great NBA shooters do you love?

When it comes to the all time best clutch shooters in the NBA, Reggie Miller and Steve Nash came the closest to averaging the vaunted 50-40-90 shooting splits for their careers (50% FG, 40% 3PT, 90% FT). Clutch NBA shooters like “Big Shot Bob” Horry, Kawhi “Four Bounces” Leonard, and “Dame Time” Lillard have all knocked down clutch shots in big NBA Playoff games. 

Not to mention Ray Allen whose clutch corner three with seconds left in Game 6 won the Miami Heat the 2013 NBA Finals. And lest we forget when Michael “His Airness” Jordan forced Game 7 of the 1998 NBA Finals with his game-winner in Utah, allowing the Chicago Bulls to repeat three-peat.

Vote up the best clutch NBA shooters ever, and help decide who you want to have the ball in their hands with the clock winding down!


  • Larry Bird
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    54 votes

    Career FG: 49.6%
    Career 3PT: 37.6%
    Career FT: 88.6%
    Career eFG: 51.4%

    Best Game Winning Shot Or Clutch Moment 


    Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is an American former professional basketball player, former coach, and former executive who most recently served as President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed "The Hick from French Lick," Bird is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Drafted into the NBA by the Boston Celtics with the sixth overall pick in the 1978 NBA draft, Bird started at small forward and power forward for the Celtics for 13 seasons. Bird was a 12-time NBA All-Star and received the NBA Most Valuable Player Award three consecutive times (1984–1986). He played his entire ...more
  • Michael Jordan
    Photo: Jason H. Smith / Flickr

    Career FG: 49.7%
    Career 3PT: 32.7%
    Career FT: 83.5%
    Career eFG: 50.9%

    Best Game Winning Shot Or Clutch Moment


    Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.Jordan played three seasons for coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. As a ...more
  • Reggie Miller
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    32 votes

    Career FG: 47.1%
    Career 3PT: 39.5%
    Career FT: 88.8%
    Career eFG: 54.4%

    Best Game Winning Shot Or Clutch Moment


    Reginald Wayne Miller (born August 24, 1965) is an American retired professional basketball player who played his entire 18-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career with the Indiana Pacers. Miller was known for his precision three-point shooting, especially in pressure situations and most notably against the New York Knicks, for which he earned the nickname "Knick Killer". When he retired, he held the record for most career 3-point field goals made. He is currently second on the list behind Ray Allen. A five-time All-Star selection, Miller led the league in free throw accuracy five times and won a gold medal in the 1996 Summer Olympics. Miller is widely considered the Pacers' ...more
  • Jerry West
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    22 votes

    Career FG: 47.4%
    Career FT: 81.4%

    No 3PT Line During His Career

    Best Game Winning Shot Or Clutch Moment 


    Jerome Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American basketball executive and former player. During his active career West played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; The Logo, in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; Mr. Outside, in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and Zeke from Cabin Creek, for the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. West played the small ...more
  • Ray Allen
    Photo: user uploaded image
    31 votes

    Career FG: 45.2%
    Career 3PT: 40.0%
    Career FT: 89.4%
    Career eFG: 53.4%

    Best Game Winning Shot Or Clutch Moment


    Walter Ray Allen Jr. (born July 20, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. He played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2018. Allen began his basketball career as a collegiate athlete for the Connecticut Huskies, where he played for three seasons, gaining a reputation as an efficient and deadly long-range shooter. He entered the NBA in 1996 as the fifth overall selection. In the NBA, he developed into a prolific scorer for the Milwaukee Bucks, featuring alongside Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell as the team achieved playoff success. However, the trio were unable to ...more
  • Kobe Bryant
    Photo: Los Angeles Lakers
    19 votes

    Career FG: 44.7%
    Career 3PT: 32.9%
    Career FT: 83.7%
    Career eFG: 48.2%

    Best Game Winning Shot Or Clutch Moment


    Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los Angeles Lakers. He entered the NBA directly from high school and won five NBA championships. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive team and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2008. His four All-Star MVP Awards are tied with Bob Pettit for the most in NBA history. At the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, he won gold medals as a member of the U.S. national team. In 2018, Bryant won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film ...more