It’s Throwback Thursday, which makes this piece I’m about to share especially appropriate. To celebrate round one of the NBA Playoffs, Yardbarker released their list of the “25 Unsung Heroes in NBA Playoff History,” and among them is Rex Chapman. Take it away, Yardbarker!
“It still doesn’t seem real. In the Game 4 of first round of the 1997 NBA playoffs, Phoenix Suns guard Rex Chapman made an impossible-looking one-footed three-pointer against the Seattle SuperSonics that sent the game to overtime. Chapman finished the game with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists.”
Don’t remember that shot? YouTube does:
This came only a few games after Rex scored 42 points off 9 threes:
See, kids, that guy who sings on the pregame show was actually a pretty good basketball player back in the day.