Ja’s unreal steal. Jokić’s absurd assist. Zion’s career best. Ant’s acrobatic windmill. AD’s clutch O&D. Tatum’s showdown with greatness. These highlights are getting the Gold treatment, along with other incredible Moments from this NBA season, and you can add them to your Top Shot collection this week.
Metallic Gold is a Rare Set that has told the story of the NBA season all the way back to Top Shot Series 1, and this week, that story continues. In Series 4, this exclusive Set is reserved for the top three players on each NBA team. This week, the second Metallic Gold LE drop is landing, star-studded with members of the Top Shot 50, All-Star Team, and Rookie Class.
- DROP OVERVIEW: 6,507 Total Metallic Gold LE Packs will become available during Series 4’s Premium Pack (Release 2). These $69 packs will each include 6 Moments, including 1 guaranteed Rare Metallic Gold LE Moment with a /399 mint count. Join the drop here. 5,856 packs will be in our Early Access Drop, with 651 packs available in our General Admission Queue.
- EARLY ACCESS + CREDIT BACK: On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 1:30pm ET, the opportunity to join the pack drop will open for select Top Shot collectors with a Total Drop Score (Top Shot Score + Early Adopter Bonus) of 25,000 or higher. Based on your Total Drop Score, you will be eligible to request different quantities of packs and also receive different amounts of Top Shot Credit Back based on how many you successfully purchased. The Snapshot determining your Total Drop Score was taken at Noon ET on March 1, 2023. You cannot add to your collection to improve your Total Drop Score and eligibility for this Drop.
- GENERAL ADMISSION: 651 of these packs will become available in a General Queue available to all collectors on Friday, March 3, 2023, at 5pm ET.
- HOW IT WORKS: You can join the Metallic Gold LE Drop (Premium Pack: Release 2) between March 1 at 1:30pm ET and March 3 at 3pm ET if you are eligible. After 3pm ET on March 3, all collectors who requested packs will be randomized and selected, either receiving all of the packs they ordered, some of the packs they ordered, or no packs. Any collector who does not receive a pack they ordered will receive their Dapper Balance returned to their wallet shortly after the conclusion of the drop. The remaining packs will be available in a General Queue that opens at 5pm ET on Friday, March 3. Upon conclusion of all drops, the Dapper Balance Credit Back (Per Pack) will be rewarded.
- WATCH THE MOMENTS: There are 18 new Metallic Gold LE Moments coming in this drop, along with 2 Challenge Rewards. You can watch all of the Moments in packs here. For a few players in this drop who are members of the Top Shot 50, you’ll recognize their Rare Metallic Gold LE Moments as one of the previous options for their Legendary Moments of the season.
THIS DROP’S METALLIC GOLD LE ROSTER
There are 90 total Metallic Gold LE Moments slated for Series 4, and this week will welcome superstars and Top Shot 50 members Ja Morant, Anthony Edwards, Anthony Davis, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Nikola Jokić getting the Gold treatment.
Alongside these certified stars, you’ll find Rare Rookie Moments for Jalen Duren, Jabari Smith Jr., and Paolo Banchero (Challenge Reward), the first Rare Moment ever for Cam Thomas, and a stunning Zion Williamson Reel.
The full Roster, including Moments in packs and featured in upcoming Challenges, can be found below — sorted by our Editor’s Favorites.
Ja Morant (In Packs)
Ja Morant is a man of many talents — including eyes in the back of his head levels of anticipation. It does not matter that the Memphis Grizzlies star has his back turned to the play with the New Orleans Pelicans attempting a frontcourt inbounds pass, as Morant times his turn perfectly and plucks a steal from midair. Morant races the other way and gets by Larry Nance Jr. with a dazzling behind-the-back dribble before finishing with an athletic finger roll. While the Pelicans won the game, the two-time All-Star finished with a game-high 36 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals on November 15, 2022.
Klay Thompson (Challenge Reward)
With his Splash Brother Steph Curry unavailable, Klay Thompson made enough three-pointers for the both of them. In a vintage Thompson performance from downtown, the five-time All-Star lights up the Oklahoma City Thunder with a barrage of triples — pump fakes, catch-and-shoot, spot-up, and working around screens. Thompson had an answer for everything the defense threw his way, finishing with 42 points on 15 for 22 shooting which included 12 of 16 from beyond the arc — his eighth career game with 10 or more treys in the Golden State Warriors’ 141-114 victory on February 6, 2023.
Zion Williamson (In Packs)
Zion Williamson quite literally beat the Minnesota Timberwolves on his own. The New Orleans Pelicans cornerstone produces an epic final two-plus minute, scoring his team’s final 14 points of the game with an offensive barrage that includes a three-pointer, mid-range pull-up, and multiple strong drives to the rim, punctuating his personal run with a steal and thunderous fast break throwdown. When the dust settled, Williamson had erupted for a career-high 43 points on an efficient 14 of 21 from the field while adding three rebounds and five assists in his squad’s thrilling 119-118 victory on December 28, 2022.
Anthony Edwards (In Packs)
A good way to remember the night your team put up 150 points is punctuating the high-scoring effort with a highlight-reel windmill jam. Anthony Edwards gets behind the Chicago Bulls defense running the break and is rewarded with nothing but open space between him and the basket as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ third-year star takes flight and throws down an unforgettable slam. Edwards posted 37 points while adding seven rebounds, a career-best 11 assists, two steals, and four three-pointers in Minnesota’s 150-126 win on December 18, 2022.
Paolo Banchero (Challenge Reward)
It often takes even the most talented rookies time to adjust to the rigors of the NBA — but not Paolo Banchero. In one of the more offensively-explosive inaugural campaigns in recent history, the Orlando Magic rookie gives the Oklahoma City Thunder more than they can handle when he gets behind the defense and goes toe-to-toe with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander before earning a gravity-defying throwdown. Banchero stuffed the box score with team-highs of 25 points and seven assists while also chipping in eight rebounds for the Magic in the team’s 126-115 win on January 4, 2023.
Jayson Tatum (In Packs)
When two of the best in the business get locked in a one-on-one battle with the game on the line, grab your popcorn and enjoy the show. Jayson Tatum brings his A-game when squaring off against LeBron James, first trying to shake James with a slick display of dribbling in front of the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench. With an undeterred James still giving relentless pursuit, Tatum reaches into his bag of tricks and pulls out a turnaround baseline fadeaway that sends the game to overtime. Tatum’s heroics didn’t stop there, as his 44 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and five triples lifted the Boston Celtics to a 122-118 road win on December 13, 2022.
Nikola Jokić (In Packs)
Nikola Jokić can find the open man even when he doesn’t have a firm grasp on the ball. The two-time reigning MVP continues to discover new ways to set up his teammates, as a bobble in the paint turns into Jokić slapping a pass into the corner where an open Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is waiting to bury a three-pointer. The Denver Nuggets superstar had another monster performance, putting up 31 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists and four blocks for the 80th triple-double of his career in his team’s 115-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on December 10, 2022.
Jordan Poole (In Packs)
Jordan Poole may or may not remember the Alamo, but he sure won’t forget his performance at the Alamodome anytime soon. Visiting the San Antonio Spurs at the iconic venue, Poole brings his best for a regular season record-crowd of 68,323 when he beats his defender with some slick between-the-legs dribbles and a nasty crossover before finishing with a high-arcing finger roll off the glass. The fourth-year guard lit up the Spurs for 25 points, three rebounds and six assists as the Golden State Warriors prevailed 144-113 in front of the largest crowd in NBA history on January 13, 2023.
Donovan Mitchell (In Packs)
The return was emotional, but the performance was all business. Donovan Mitchell made his much-anticipated return to Salt Lake City as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and gave the Utah Jazz a nostalgic glimpse into the past. The four-time All-Star — three of those selections came in Mitchell’s five seasons in Utah — thanks the crowd and then shows no mercy, spinning his way into the paint before hitting his defender with a pump fake that gives Mitchell an opening to drop a finger roll into the bucket. Mitchell dropped 46 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals, and seven three-pointers on his old squad in the January 10, 2023 showdown.
Anthony Davis (In Packs)
What makes a game-winning shot even sweeter? Making a game-saving defensive play on the subsequent possession. Anthony Davis does it all for the Los Angeles Lakers, first converting a difficult fadeaway over an Indiana Pacers defender that gave his team a one-point lead with 35.1 seconds remaining. Then the eight-time All-Star comes up big again less than 20 seconds later, sticking to Tyrese Haliburton like glue before swatting away the go-ahead attempt. Davis’ clutch jumper put the Lakers in front and the block kept them there as Davis tallied 31 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in his squad’s exciting 112-111 win on February 2, 2023.
Josh Giddey (In Packs)
Something about playing on the world’s biggest stage brings out the best in Josh Giddey. In his first two career games at Madison Square Garden, Giddey left the Big Apple with the same results — a triple-double and a win. The second-year guard’s quick corner release beats the halftime buzzer, one of 17 triples in 31 tries for the Oklahoma City Thunder against the New York Knicks. Giddey’s 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists placed himself alongside special company — he and Wilt Chamberlain are the only two players to post triple-doubles in their first two games at MSG as the Thunder claimed a 145-135 win on November 13, 2022.
Jabari Smith Jr. (In Packs)
Jabari Smith Jr. had a rude welcome in store for one of his fellow rookies. The third overall selection in the draft runs the 2-on-1 fast break after Jae’Sean Tate comes up with a steal, gathering Tate’s bounce pass before finishing with a one-handed poster on fellow top-five pick Keegan Murray. Smith Jr.’s highlight-reel slam was part of an eight-point, nine-rebound performance on January 11, 2023.
Jrue Holiday (In Packs)
Jrue Holiday had zero interest in enduring his squad’s first loss of the season. At 5-0, the Milwaukee Bucks entered play against the Detroit Pistons as the NBA’s last remaining undefeated team, and their veteran point guard would not let them fall. Deadlocked at 105 with under a minute to play, Holiday takes advantage of a one-on-one matchup with Jaden Ivey, fooling the rookie with a clutch 26-foot stepback triple that proved to be the dagger. Holiday’s 25 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists, and five three-pointers helped keep the Bucks unbeaten for another day following the 110-108 triumph on October 31, 2022.
Franz Wagner (In Packs)
Franz Wagner saved his best for last. The future is bright for the Orlando Magic in large part because of the development of the second-year forward, who dashes the Portland Trail Blazers’ hopes on the strength of a 15-point fourth quarter — including this strong drive to the rack that Wagner finishes with an athletic reverse layup. Wagner poured in a team-high 29 points to go with two rebounds, assists, and steals each as the Magic earned a 109-106 victory in Portland on January 10, 2023.
Jalen Green (In Packs)
To ultimately become the best, you’ve got to learn how to beat the best. Jalen Green puts his money where his mouth is against the Milwaukee Bucks, as the talented Houston Rockets second-year guard gets behind the defense following Kenyon Martin Jr.’s steal and beats two defenders to the rim before finishing with a powerful one-handed throwdown. Green scored a game-high 30 points on 12 of 21 shooting while adding seven rebounds and three assists in Houston’s impressive 97-92 win on December 11, 2022.
Jalen Duren (In Packs)
Jalen Duren said no thank you to the Houston Rockets’ attempt to put him on a poster. With the Rockets able to get behind most of the Detroit Pistons defense, Duren is the last line of defense and turns aside a potential thunderous slam with an emphatic rejection. In an exciting matchup between two of the NBA’s youngest teams, Duren held his own in a nine-point, five-rebound, two-steal effort on January 28, 2023.
Cam Thomas (In Packs)
Trailing by 23 points, the Brooklyn Nets needed a miracle — good thing they had Cam Thomas. The second-year guard erupts for the game of his life against the Washington Wizards, hitting Corey Kispert with a dizzying dribbling display before nailing a fourth-quarter step-back triple to give his team the lead. Thomas helped bring the Nets all the way back by scoring a career-best 44 points on 16 of 23 shooting in 29 minutes off the bench while adding five rebounds, five assists, and four treys in the improbable 125-123 victory on February 4, 2023.
Jaylen Brown (In Packs)
It wasn’t the NBA Finals, but the moment sure had that feel for Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Welcoming the Golden State Warriors to town in a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals, Brown exercises his clutch gene as he receives a beauty of a pass from Marcus Smart that distracts the defense long enough for the two-time All-Star to pull the trigger on a game-tying trey that sends the game to overtime. Brown posted 16 points, nine rebounds and three assists in Boston’s thrilling 121-118 victory on January 19, 2023.
Kristaps Porziņģis (In Packs)
Kristaps Porziņģis relished the opportunity to haunt the team that drafted him. With his Washington Wizards in town to play the New York Knicks, Porziņģis uses his 7-foot-3 frame to first alter the trajectory of a Knicks shot before recovering in time to issue a forceful denial of Jericho Sims’ point-blank attempt. Porziņģis got it done on both ends for the Wizards, tallying 22 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and four three-pointers in his squad’s 116-105 victory on January 18, 2023.
Nikola Vučević (In Packs)
With his team down two in overtime, Nikola Vučević did not hesitate to be the hero. Trailing the Milwaukee Bucks with the game on the line, Vučević has ice in his veins when he takes a kick-out from DeMar DeRozan and calmly buries a straightaway three-pointer to put the Chicago Bulls in front. The two-time All-Star posted a well-rounded line of 15 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in helping his squad prevail 119-113 on December 28, 2022.
To add these Moments to your Top Shot collection, join the drop today.