The Most Incredible, Heartbreaking Buzzer Beater You'll Ever See (w/ VIDEO)
Whereas back in the day, basketball fans were largely privy only to buzzer beaters during March Madness, NBA games and a random hand-filmed highlight from one of their local high school teams on the evening news, thanks to the Internet in 2013, we now have immediate access to buzzer beaters at every level of organized basketball, from high-definition games on NBA League Pass to grainy, shaky, bliss-soaked hand-held iPhone footage of CYO League games.
Let's hear it for the tag-team combination of YouTube and Twitter, ladies and gentlemen!
My go-to site for such content is TheBigLead.com (Somehow, their founder Jason McIntyre seems to get ahold of this footage before anybody else, almost as if he has an exclusive agreement with every amateur videographer in amateur and pro sports.), and that's where this incredible piece of footage comes from.
First, let me say that on Saturday, TheBigLead.com ran this video below of a state championship game in Indiana between McCutcheon and Logansport:
Pretty amazing stuff, right? Especially when you consider that the winning team had just coughed up a 16-point lead. I mean, as a sports fan you see an ending like that once every few years. Incredible.
But wait! Did I say once every few years? I meant once every few hours, because the ending of this New York state sectional game between Mount Vernon and New Rochelle might top them all and it came to light just hours after the Indiana ending.
Setting the scene, Mount Vernon is holding on by the skin of their teeth, sustaining a 9-1 run by New Rochelle late in the game to cling to a 60-58 lead with 2.9 seconds left. New Rochelle's Khalil Edney (remember that name, kids!) is inbounding from underneath his own hoop.
That's where we pick it up: