Philadelphia 76ers: Top 20 plays of the 2018-19 NBA season

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14. Landry Shamet double-pump dunk from baseline

Landry Shamet wasted no time becoming a Philly fan favorite in his rookie season as an underdog, during an era where that word has a taste of elegance in a raucous sports city. He was one of the more unheralded names leaving college for the pros last year, despite a notable redshirt sophomore season. Draft analysts were stupefied when he was selected in the first round.

Finally, the narrative is clear: This kid Shamet is an NBA player, and a very good one at that. In 54 games for the Sixers prior to being dealt to the Los Angeles Clippers, he averaged 8.3 points per game on 40.4 percent shooting from deep.

A defining moment for the No. 26 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft occurred during a November clash against the Charlotte Hornets — one that put the Sixers up double-digits before halftime as Shamet went full throttle along the baseline for the double-pump jam:

13. Jimmy Butler game-winning 3 in OT over Hornets

At a time where the Sixers’ quantity of clutch performers were sparse, they sure reaped the benefit of obtaining a malnourished Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Late in the first quarter of a mid-November clash against the Charlotte Hornets, the Sixers held a 15-point lead, thanks to a prolific effort from Jimmy Buckets in just his third appearance with the team.

Kemba Walker‘s 60 points normally could’ve shattered the preceding roster that featured Robert Covington and Dario Saric. But a new superstar wing, wearing No. 23 changed that brewing cataclysm. All it took was one shot from beyond the arc, beyond regulation.