Phoenix Suns Fan Hits Halfcourt Shot, Wins $77,000

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Sports

And the guy shoots granny-style.
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Male 126
lucky
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Male 357
i agree jmaybury
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Male 116
"seriously free throws are like the best part of my game!". "you didn`t know jackie shoots granny style?" -Semi Pro
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Female 15,763
You go, granny-man!
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Male 1,788
What a lucky bastard.
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Male 639
Lol, reminds me of the Fraiser Episode.
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Female 2,064
Pfft, he just got lucky.

...Yes, I`m jealous.

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Male 2,486
Our schools FBLA team was at that game haha. Free-throw line was $777, 3-point line was $7,777 and half court was this.
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Male 2,148
@Lionhart: I`m not sure, but I think Shaq plays for the Suns. Meaning yes, that guy is better at shooting than the team.
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Male 2,148
I`ll go ahead and explain why some of you guys are idiots: In the NBA, everybody used to shoot free throws granny-style. The last few to shoot like that had the highest free throw percentages in the entire league.
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Male 603
Sorry, but you I wouldn`t shoot it like a girl on national television for 77k. Actually, yes I would.
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Male 1,894
swish
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Female 2,672
yeh, he had to shoot granny to get the money, it was the competetion

and also

dont take the piss out of hairy :@
im warnin u :@

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Female 652
how the HELL did he manage to make that shot?
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Male 233
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.
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And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
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And because his parents never appreciated his ability in impersonating apes.
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And because he`s actually not wearing a gorilla suit..
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And because his Mum was shot and is now a rug.
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And because his college fund was heavily invested in Circuit City.
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And he comes here everyday and saw that and was reminded of the day he lost everything.
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Male 889
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
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And because he was molested by a random fan..
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.
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And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
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And because his parents never appreciated his ability in impersonating apes.
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And because he`s actually not wearing a gorilla suit..
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And because his Mum was shot and is now a rug.
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And because his college fund was heavily invested in Circuit City.
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Male 209
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
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And because he was molested by a random fan..
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.
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And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
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And because his parents never appreciated his ability in impersonating apes.
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And because he`s actually not wearing a gorilla suit..
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And because his Mum was shot and is now a rug.
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Male 639
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
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And because he was molested by a random fan..
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.
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And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
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And because his parents never appreciated his ability in impersonating apes.
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And because he`s actually not wearing a gorilla suit..
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Male 209
WTH, do you just GIVE money out these days?! Economic downturn and a guy gets $77k for throwing a ball.
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Male 991
The comments on the guy in the gorilla suit are more entertaining than the video.
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Male 701
Aw, what do you people have against guys in gorilla suits? :P
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Female 1,264
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
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And because he was molested by a random fan..
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.
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And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
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And because his parents never appreciated his ability in impersonating apes.
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Female 1,082
dayum
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Male 2,034
Good for him. At least he didn`t try to slide on the court and subsequently faceplant. (youtube it)
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Male 35
that`s hilarious because I was just watching Semi-Pro. (There`s a connection I`m going to fail to mention)
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Male 4,004
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
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And because he was molested by a random fan..
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.
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And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
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Male 516
"Actually, physics dictates that Rick Barry (fine, granny) style shooting works better than conventional shooting"

Uh...What?

I mean, I agree with your two reasons, but don`t forget the backspin you get with the 1 handed style. Also, for free throws, the backspin + backboard/backrim shots work better than trying to arc the ball granny style into the basket. Also, the backspin allows for the ball to kind of work its way through the air, rather than a ball with no spin that`s trying to just force its way past. This means more stability.

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Male 485
Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:53:36 PM
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
^And because he was molested by a random fan..^
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
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And because his girlfriend just left him.

KEEP IT ALIVE!

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Male 516
Holy sh*tpoo.

I`d be so happy if I was that guy.

77 grand is crazy for 1 shot.

Granny style shooting was probably the best idea that guy`s had in 20 odd years.

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Male 8,300
Wow, the fans are better shots than the Phoenix Sun players!

[Says Aussie IAB`er who knows nothing about basketball teams over there]

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Male 833
id totally granny shot that too lol
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Male 92
Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:53:36 PM
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
^And because he was molested by a random fan..^
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And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.

Nice video, by the way.

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Male 1,666
lol my friend was at that game and he was telling me about this. I should`ve gone :(
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Female 267
That was awesome!!!! I love stuff like this. Cool clip.
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Female 396
Thats really incredible considering I miss the waste basket from 11" away.
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Male 1,078
Peloos:

Agreed.

AND DON`T DISS GRANNY STYLE! IT`S RICK BARRY STYLE FOR YOU, MISTER!

Actually, physics dictates that Rick Barry (fine, granny) style shooting works better than conventional shooting (but it isn`t used much because 1) It makes you look like a p*ssy and 2) It`s sort of hard to shoot that way with someone guarding you) Still, for half-court shots and free throws, there is no better. Me? I use conventional.

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Male 639
Sunday, March 01, 2009 8:53:36 PM
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...

^And because he was molested by a random fan..^

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Male 3,819
And with that, I officially declare February the Half Court Shot Appreciation Month.

I swear, every night I was turning on Sportscenter and seeing a new crazy half court shot/buzzer beater.

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Male 1,244
I bet the guy in the gorilla suit was crying... And not tears of joy, because that 77k was his paycheck for the rest of the season...
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Female 262
Sweet. That was an awesome shot.
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Male 85
good for him. who voted 1 star?
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Male 20,911
Link: Phoenix Suns Fan Hits Halfcourt Shot, Wins $77,000 [Rate Link] - And the guy shoots granny-style.
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