The Shot Heard 'Round The World
I have this lovely autograph card and i think it's good to share with you all about this player. A short story about why Garfield Heard or you can call him Gar Heard, become famous.
The "Shot heard round the world" is a well known phrase that has come to represent several historical incidents throughout world history. The line is originally from the opening stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson's Concord Hymn (1837), and referred to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Later, in Europe and the Commonwealth of Nations, the phrase became synonymous with the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and plunged Europe into World War I.
In the NBA, the phrase is well-known for the memorable fifth game of the 1976 NBA Finals. Gal Heard's high-arching jumper as time expired in the second extra period sent the contest into triple OT, the first in Finals history. Heard's dramatic "Shot Heard Round The World" found its mark 31 years ago, sending Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals between the Suns and Celtics to a third overtime, extending the "Greatest Game Ever Played" for yet another five minutes. At the end, Celtics won Game 5 in Triple OT: 128-126. Heard scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while playing a team-high -- and NBA Finals record -- 61 minutes in that June 4, 1976 contest, but it was his heroics at the end of the second overtime that will forever be remembered.
The shot was also voted by Phoenix fans as the most memorable moment in franchise history during a Suns.com poll in 1998. Gar contributed more than that single shot, though. Over the course of his Suns career, the 6-6 forward averaged 7.5 points and 7.1 rebounds a game.
Since his playing days, Heard has established himself as one of the NBA's most respected coaches. Currently an assistant with the Atlanta Hawks, Heard has also served as a head coach with Dallas and Washington and has assisted in Indiana, Dallas, Philadelphia and Detroit. He began his coaching career in 1982 as an assistant at Arizona State University.
You can see the video about the shot in this link.