Derrick White Is Him: NBA Twitter Reacts to Celtics Guard’s Game 6 Buzzer Beater

Derrick White Is Him: NBA Twitter Reacts to Celtics Guard’s Game 6 Buzzer Beater

Joel Reyes
May 28, 2023 at 6:01 AM
  • The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 on Saturday
  • Derrick White scored a buzzer-beater to force a winner-take-all Game 7
  • Fans took to social media to pay tribute to White for his incredible play

Derrick White broke the hearts of Miami Heat fans on Saturday night.

The 28-year-old became an instant playoff legend, scoring a putback layup with no time left to give the Boston Celtics a thrilling 104-103 win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Celtics are now just one win away from recording the greatest comeback in the history of the NBA.

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The Boston Celtics celebrate after Derrick White scores a buzzer-beater in Game 6 against the Miami Heat. Images: Jesse D. Garrabrant/ Megan Briggs
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No team has ever come back from a 0-3 series deficit in the NBA playoffs.

White has the Celtics on the cusp of history after his incredible buzzer-beater in Game 6. He managed to grab Marcus Smart’s three-point miss and release the shot with 0.1 seconds left for the unlikely win, per Yahoo! Sports.

Fans pay tribute to White

NBA fans were quick to react on social media as they paid tribute to White for rescuing Boston’s season.

Marc D’Amico took note of White’s basketball IQ in his game-winning play.

He said that White went to the corner after inbounding the ball for a potential kick-out pass from Smart.

When Smart launched the three, White quickly crashed the glass for a potential rebound in case of a miss.

When that happened, White grabbed the board and had the presence of mind to release the ball quickly for the shot to beat the buzzer.

The phrase ‘Derrick White is him’ became a trending topic on social media following his stunning last-second shot in Game 6.

Green wants Celtics to win

Sports Brief recently reported on Draymond Green rooting for the Celtics to make history against the Miami Heat.

The Golden State Warriors forward revealed on the latest episode of his podcast for The Volume that he believes Miami squandering a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals would finally take some attention off their epic collapse in the 2016 NBA Finals.

The Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cavs in that championship series.

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