Jeff Malone was a pretty nondescript NBA player. He was a solid scorer, averaging 19 points a game for his career, and stuck around the league for number of years. In the end though, not an incredibly notable player. But because of a single moment, I'll remember him for all time.
In 1983-84, Malone hit one of the greatest buzzer-beaters in NBA history. While careening out-of-control out of bounds, he somehow set his feet and launched a three-pointer from behind the backboard. It arched high into the air, and dropped neatly through the net to put his Bullets over the Pistons 103-102. It was a highlight of highlights, and went on to be somewhat of a prerequisite for highlight reels from the NBA in the early-to-late-80s.
Why do I bring this up? Well, <a href="http://hoopism.com/?p=1083">Hoopism</a> has come up with a visualization of some of the greatest shots in NBA history.