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Updated Feb 28, 2013 - 5:24 pm

The Shot Heard 然ound the Wes?

Phoenix Suns' Wesley Johnson (2) shoots a basket over San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter (22), of Brazil, and Tim Duncan (21) at the buzzer to send the game into overtime during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in San Antonio. The Suns won 105-101 in overtime.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Wes Johnson is an unknown commodity for the Phoenix Suns but he's making a case that he is in the process of filling his considerable potential.

The three he hit against San Antonio to tie the game up in regulation and send it into OT could become the shot heard 喪ound Planet Purple. Jermaine O'Neal's awesome outlet pass gave Johnson an opportunity to shine, and he delivered.

I believe Johnson lacks confidence; I believe it's one of the reasons he smiles as much as he does. Those smiles are how he copes with the pressures of trying to become something, a nervous chuckle that releases anxiety. But knowing he lacks confidence makes me wonder what this shot will do for his career?

Seriously, everybody needs to see themselves acknowledge, confront and overcome obstacles in order to grow as a person. If you lack any of the three -- if you don't employ all three variables (acknowledging, confronting and overcoming that which opposes you) -- you will not sustain lasting growth. It's impossible.

Wes Johnson acknowledged the Suns were in trouble, Wes Johnson confronted the obstacle by getting himself into position to take a shot and Wes Johnson did what many thought was impossible, overcoming the Suns' 3-point deficit with an incredible, athletic three.

This could be the Shot Heard 然ound the World for Wes Johnson; I hope he heard it.

About the Author

School: West Virginia University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: January 2, 2007

Favorite sports memory: Walking between the white lines.

Favorite all-time athlete: Walter Payton

Favorite sports movies: Major League


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