Mo Williams, how do you rate on the Horry scale?

by Micah Hart

Well that didn’t take long. After Rudy Gay hit the NBA’s first game-winning buzzer-beater last Saturday, it only took four more days before our next entry into the 2010-11 ledger. Mo Williams, step right up to claim your prize:

A refresher — any time there is a GWBB, we will examine its bonafides  in the categories of difficulty, game situation (was the team tied or behind at the time), importance (playoff game or garden-variety Clippers-Nets game), and celebration, and give it an overall grade on a scale of 1-5 Robert Horrys.

Let’s see how this one rates:

Difficulty: It’s a nice shot, no doubt, and Brandon Jennings does all he can to bother Williams. However, this isn’t that hard a shot for an NBA player to make, a face-up jumper from just left-of-center.

Game situation: Tie game, so no harm no foul if it’s a miss.

Importance: In the early season, neither the Bucks or Cavs are doing much to make themselves look like contenders, but I’ll say this — given their summer, I have to think every win feels just a little bit sweeter for Cleveland this year.

Celebration: Mo Williams jumps on the scorer’s table as the crowd in Cleveland goes wild. That’s quite a little Thanksgiving present for the Cleveland fans.

Grade: Three Horrys. Thought about giving it a 2.5, but I bumped them up an extra half-an-Horry for being an antidote to the Cavs’ fans misery.

How do you rate it?

Seen something that belongs on All Ball? Let us know via email or Twitter.

16 Comments

  1. Nicholas says:

    The Cavs are my Biddy Basketball team and I have been waiting for the Cavs to win it without LeBron!

  2. EAT IT CLEAVELAND says:

    lebron james = best basektball player ever, michael who?

  3. Cali Cavs Fan says:

    Mr. EAT IT CLEAVELAND cant even spell Cleveland haha…Cavs had a great win something to be thankful for…Happy Thanksgiving to Cleveland from California

  4. Elle says:

    I think 3 is a little harsh. It was a great shot, nothing but net with a man in his grill. Second position in the Central division is looking extremely tight this season, so any win over a division rival is important. Even during the LeBron years, the Cavs have been deprived of game-winning buzzer beaters – I mean, LeBron did knock one down to beat Orlando, and rattled one in over Ronny Turiaf, but GWBB have not been a common occurence at Quicken Loans Arena.
    With the way things are going in Miami right now, a Mo Williams GW in Cleveland has to taste that little bit sweeter.

  5. Samuel says:

    I don’t know if you could possibly get an easier game winning shot? What would make this a 1 star game winning shot? I don’t see how it could get worse…Maybe a wide open shot or lay up that hits the rim and backboard before it goes in? But then i’d think that would be extremely impressive to have gotten wide open for a shot at the buzzer.. So yeah this is a 1 star game winning shot. I’m not taking anything away from the Cavs.. it was a nice shot, it went in and that’s about it. Robert Horry could have made that game winning shot with his eyes closed.

  6. DownUnderFAN says:

    3 is low. WAY low. You gave rudy’s a 4 when his was far easier, despite having lebron playing good D on him, he was like 8 feet closer. Fairer rating required. EASILY on par with the 4 you gave Rudy, either way one of your ratings is low.

  7. old news plus cavs are crap with out LBJ says:

    yeah the heat have to get used to being together but MJ is GOAT but LBJ comes close btw CRAPS fans there losing 3x more then they are winning