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Date: 03/01/09 07:35 PM

43 Responses to Phoenix Suns Fan Hits Halfcourt Shot, Wins $77,000

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Link: Phoenix Suns Fan Hits Halfcourt Shot, Wins $77,000 - And the guy shoots granny-style.
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    chode095 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    good for him. who voted 1 star?
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    HighEndMeep Female 18-29
    262 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    Sweet. That was an awesome shot.
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 8:53 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...
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3822 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    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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    Aus10816 Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    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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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
    1081 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    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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    SavageNation Male 40-49
    188 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Thats really incredible considering I miss the waste basket from 11" away.
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    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    That was awesome!!!! I love stuff like this. Cool clip.
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    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    lol my friend was at that game and he was telling me about this. I should`ve gone :(
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    ChronicBored Male 18-29
    92 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    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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    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    id totally granny shot that too lol
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    Wow, the fans are better shots than the Phoenix Sun players!

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    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    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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    dljudo92 Male 18-29
    485 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    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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    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    "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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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 11:00 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...
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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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    neosporin Male 18-29
    35 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    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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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    Good for him. At least he didn`t try to slide on the court and subsequently faceplant. (youtube it)
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
    1082 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    dayum
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:15 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...
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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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    ThatWasFunny Male 18-29
    701 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 12:01 am
    Aw, what do you people have against guys in gorilla suits? :P
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 12:56 am
    The comments on the guy in the gorilla suit are more entertaining than the video.
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    JMaybury Male 18-29
    209 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 1:41 am
    WTH, do you just GIVE money out these days?! Economic downturn and a guy gets $77k for throwing a ball.
  25. Profile photo of Aus10816
    Aus10816 Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 2:13 am
    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..
  26. Profile photo of JMaybury
    JMaybury Male 18-29
    209 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 2:51 am
    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.
    -----------------------------------------------
    And because his girlfriend just left him.
    ----------------------------------------------
    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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    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 6:23 am
    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..
    ----------------------------------------------
    And because he was wearing a gorilla suit.
    -----------------------------------------------
    And because his girlfriend just left him.
    ----------------------------------------------
    And because he thought he was going to be a ref.
    ----------------------------------------------
    And because his parents never appreciated his ability in impersonating apes.
    ----------------------------------------------
    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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    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 6:37 am
    (erased due to comment being too long)
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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.
    ----------------------------------------------
    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.
  29. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 6:39 am
    how the HELL did he manage to make that shot?
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    murrymalty Female 18-29
    2673 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 9:29 am
    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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    Backfat Male 30-39
    1895 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 9:30 am
    swish
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    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 10:12 am
    Sorry, but you I wouldn`t shoot it like a girl on national television for 77k. Actually, yes I would.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 10:13 am
    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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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 10:18 am
    @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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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    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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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    Pfft, he just got lucky.

    ...Yes, I`m jealous.

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    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Lol, reminds me of the Fraiser Episode.
  38. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
    1788 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    What a lucky bastard.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    You go, granny-man!
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    Luke139 Male 13-17
    116 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    "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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    petey112 Male 13-17
    358 posts
    March 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm
    i agree jmaybury
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    Seak Male 18-29
    1503 posts
    March 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    Luck.
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    felixbuzz Male 60-69
    126 posts
    March 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    lucky

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