NBA Reddit releases video of highlight of the season for each team

By Alex Butler
Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) makes a game winning 3-point shot with less than six seconds left against Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) in the second half on May 12 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. File photo by Mark Goldman/UPI
1 of 4 | Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) makes a game winning 3-point shot with less than six seconds left against Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) in the second half on May 12 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals. File photo by Mark Goldman/UPI | License Photo

June 16 (UPI) -- All 30 subreddits representing every NBA team have voted on their squad's best play from the 2016-17 season.

A video montage of the picks was posted Thursday on Reddit.


The video begins with Larry Nance Jr. smashing in a third quarter dunk for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Brooklyn Nets.

Willie Cauley-Stein has the next featured play of the year for the Sacramento Kings. That play features Cauley-Stein throwing down a thunderous alley-oop against the Boston Celtics.

NBA MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard owns the San Antonio Spurs' nomination. The All-NBA guard's highlight features him swishing a go-ahead 3-pointer against the Houston Rockets before blocking James Harden.


Utah Jazz forward Rodney Hood makes the next play in the video. Hood dribbles down the left flank during the final seconds against the Dallas Mavericks, before drilling a game winning 3-pointer.

The next play features Atlanta Hawks star Paul Millsap balling against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In that highlight, Millsap gets control of the ball and hits a fadeaway jumper to send the game into overtime.

Paul Pierce might be a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, but he was the nominee for the Boston Celtics' highlight. That footage showed Pierce drilling a 3-pointer against the Celtics in his final game at TD Garden.

A Marvin Williams dunk was the fan favorite for the Charlotte Hornets. On that play, Williams drives to the rim and throws down with authority against the Orlando Magic.

Chicago Bulls all-star Jimmy Butler's game-winning jumper against the Brooklyn Nets represented the Windy City. Butler's dagger was a beautiful step-back swish, giving the Bulls a 101-99 win.


Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters had one of the plays of the season in 2016. He pulled it off against the world champion Golden State Warriors. That play happened after Kevin Durant put in a dunk to tie the game at 102-102. Waiters dribbled down the court and faced Klay Thompson. He released the ball several feet behind the 3-point line, dousing it in for a 3-point victory.

T.J. McConnell had the Philadelphia 76ers' highlight of the year. That play happened after Kristaps Porziņģis attempted a game-winning trey for the New York Knicks. The air-balled shot was picked up under the basket by the opposition. The Sixers drove down the court, before McConnell faced up Carmelo Anthony. He stepped in toward the rim, before curling off for a fadeaway chance. McConnell drilled the shot at the buzzer, giving the Sixers a 98-97 win.

DeMar Derozan victimized the Knicks again for the Toronto Raptors' play of the year. On that shot, Derozan dribbled out the clock, before stepping up and hitting a go-ahead jumper.

The best play from the Cleveland Cavaliers came from a predictable source: LeBron James. That play took place against the Washington Wizards. Kevin Love threw a long inbound pass the full length of the court. James hit a fade away 3-pointer off of the glass to send the game to overtime.

A fantastic showing from Dirk Nowitzki was the Dallas Mavericks' highlight, while the Wizards' John Wall posted his team's nominee. Wall's shot was a go-ahead 3-pointer in the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Celtics.

Will Barton had the best play for the Denver Nuggets. Courtney Lee buried a game tying 3-pointer for the Knicks' best play. The Warriors' best play was an off-the-backboard alley-oop from Stephen Curry to Durant. Aaron Gordon performed a similar play for the Magic's best offering. Harden's coast-to-coast go-ahead drive against the Nuggets was the Rockets' best play.


Andrew Wiggins' stop-and-pop for the win was the Minnesota Timberwolves' play of the year, at the expense of the Phoenix Suns. Anthony Davis' nasty 180 alley-oop against the Portland Trail Blazers was the New Orleans Pelicans' nominee.

NBA MVP favorite Russell Westbrook had a deep dagger for the Oklahoma City Thunder's best play. The point guard hit a game winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in that contest against the Denver Nuggets.

Tyler Ulis and Eric Bledsoe teamed up for the Phoenix Suns' best showing. Bledsoe netted a game-tying layup against the Celtics with seconds remaining. Ulis picked off the inbound pass and drilled a game winning 3-pointer.

The Blazers' best play was a Noah Vonleh put-back at the buzzer against the Spurs for the win.

DeAndre Jordan also victimized the Spurs on the next play. The Los Angeles Clippers center threw in a nasty fourth-quarter slam on Pau Gasol for that nomination.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Milwaukee Bucks' best play when he hit a game-winning step-back jumper against the Knicks at the buzzer.

Thaddeus Young had the play of the year for the Indiana Pacers. That play featured a huge one-handed throw down dunk against the New Orleans Pelicans.


Marcus Morris' tip-in at the buzzer was the Detroit Pistons' best play. That bucket came against the Wizards and resulted in a 113-112 victory.

Brook Lopez bucketed a game-winning fade away jumper against the Pistons for the Nets' play of the season.

The Memphis Grizzlies' best play was a Marc Gasol trey, giving his team a 109-106 lead against the Clippers in the final seconds.

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