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2011 was an amazing year all over the sports world. Dwayne Wade and Lebron fell short, the packers made a big statement and the Dallas Mavs showed the world the underdog always has a chance. Check out our top 10 plays of 2011 below…

10. Dwayne Wade court long alley oop to LeBron James

This was the combination we waited all off-season to see. LeBron made some plays on his own as we expected. This was by far the most impressive as Dwayne Wade showed off his baseball skills and Bron Bron went all crazy at the other end of the floor.

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9. Rudy Gay hits game winner over LeBron and Heat

Rarely does someone stare the King down and win. Hitting a game winner is great. Hitting a game winner over LeBron James is GREATNESS…

8. Marshawn Lynch goes beast vs. Saints in NFC Wild Card game

Absolutely NO ONE took the measly Seahawks and their 7-9 record seriously when they limped into the playoffs last season. But when they held a four point lead on the reigning Super Bowl champs in that game, Marshawn Lynch decided to put them on the map

7. Randall Cobb kick return on opening day vs. Saints

In a game that ended up determined by one score, this run back for score was very important. But the fact that it was so electric makes it a top play of 2011…

6. Asdrubal Cabrera behind the back flip to lead double play vs. White Sox

What a cool name for a guy who made a whole collection of highlights this year. I was hoping the Tribe would make it to the post-season to see what else he could do, but this was pretty awesome too…

5. Blake Griffin’s dunks vs. Knicks

To limit Blake Griffin’s greatness to one dunk should be against the law. He alone provided a highlight reel in 2011 long enough to keep you entertained for a while. But the Knicks game is where he really shined bright…

4. David Freese 11th inning walk off HR in World Series

The gravity of this moment. 11th inning, World Series, game locked in a tie. This wouldn’t be the only time David Freese stepped up in the clutch, but it was definitely the most clutch time…

3. Dwayne Bowe tips and catches end zone pass vs. Colts

The Chiefs had a rough year this year from the locker room to the field. But this was just pure poetry in motion…

2. Jerome Simpson flips in endzone vs. Cardinals

Most athletes are proficient in some other type of sport. But gymnastics? Take it away Mr. Simpson…

1. Michigan State Hail Mary vs. Wisconsin

When this game was played, both of these teams were in contention for not only the Big 10 Title but a national title as well. And just when everyone thought that this game was headed to overtime…

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