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Fans Share The Iconic Sports Plays That Blew Their Minds

Darren - April 9, 2021
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Fans Share The Iconic Sports Plays That Blew Their Minds

Darren - April 9, 2021
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4. Buzzer-Beater

“I think Kawhi’s buzzer-beater vs the 76ers has a case considering what it led to,” Jedi-Master-Kenobi wrote on Reddit. He might not be the real Jedi Master but this is definitely a wise take. His iconic moment in game seven of the NBA semifinals against Philadelphia and sealed the win for Toronto. It bounced off the rim four times before finally, agonizingly, falling through.

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It was a moment of iconic magnificence in the clutch. Then, the Raptors went on to win the NBA Championship in the most unlikely of circumstances. However, if it wasn’t for Leonard they would never have got their hands on those rings. This was arguably the most important play of their entire run because the tension was so thick and the stakes were so high.

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3. Behind the Back

“Nebraska’s Jordan Westerkamp’s behind the back catch was insane and a pretty underrated catch, something I’ll never forget,” AlwaysHuskin wrote on Reddit. Westerkamp isn’t the most famous football player on the planet but he did have one iconic highlight-reel moment. It came in a game for Nebraska against Northwestern and was a truly scintillating piece of skill.

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As he ran a route toward the sideline, a defender tipped the throw and forced Westerkamp to improvise. Somehow he managed to catch the ball behind his back before running out of play. Furthermore, it won the college football play of the year in 2014. Westerkamp never managed to achieve a brilliant professional career. He signed for the likes of the Toronto Argonauts but only made their practice squad.

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2. Stevie G’s Equaliser

“I was in the upper tier right behind the goal you could see it was going in the minute it left his foot,” @kglfc96 described. In 2006, Liverpool played West Ham in the FA Cup final. With just seconds left on the clock, Liverpool trailed by a single goal. Then, their phenomenal captain Steven Gerrard pulled out a magic trick. The ball rebounded out to him and he hit a first-time shot into the net from 30 yards.

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Shaka Hislop dived in the West Ham goal but couldn’t get near it. Gerrard’s iconic shot sent the game to extra time and, finally, Liverpool won the penalty shootout. Without their captain’s contribution, Liverpool had no chance of winning the game. But he dragged them kicking and screaming over the line. This also sealed his legacy as one of England’s greatest midfielders.

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1. Hook and Ladder

“Randy Moss’ hook and ladder may be one of the most underrated plays of all time,” Randy_____Marsh wrote on Reddit. This glorious moment came in 2003 when Moss was one of the Minnesota Vikings’ biggest stars. He caught Daunte Culpepper’s 50-yard pass and unleashed the hook-and-ladder to Moe Williams for the touchdown. It was one of the wildest and smoothest plays of the season.

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The play came in week seven of the season but still captured iconic status because it was so well-executed. Meanwhile, it’s still mad to consider how good this Vikings team was and the fact that they never won a Super Bowl. Moss and Culpepper were a dynamic duo and two of the best in the positions of their era. To sum up, this is a great play to end this list.

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