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Photo: Mark Blinch (NBAE via Getty Images)

Experienced live, Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer-beater was an agonizing bounce-bounce-bounce-bounce. As a still image, all the drama on the floor could be frozen in time. Toronto-based photojournalist Mark Blinch masterfully captured the full spread. This shot appears to have been taken at some point between the second bounce and the ball tipping in.

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There’s Kawhi squatting with his tongue out in anticipation, and Joel Embiid leaning over him in apprehension:

Illustration for article titled Kawhi Leonard And Joel Embiid Co-Starred In The Greatest Photo Of The NBA Season

The whole bench in disbelief:

Illustration for article titled Kawhi Leonard And Joel Embiid Co-Starred In The Greatest Photo Of The NBA Season
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Ben Simmons beginning to accept the reality:

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This one guy looking like he’s at a wake:

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And this other guy looking over there:

Illustration for article titled Kawhi Leonard And Joel Embiid Co-Starred In The Greatest Photo Of The NBA Season
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All the essential components of a legendary sports image.

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