The Atlanta Hawks may have beaten the Utah Jazz 103-95 over the weekend, but the real story out of Atlanta was a fan with the most impossible series of events in a halftime contest that we've ever been privy to see.
Kevin, a Hawks' season ticket-holder, was the lucky fan to get a chance at a $1,000 half-court shot at halftime.
Now, before we get on with everything here, does a thousand bucks seem a bit meager to anyone else? I'm not a dude that would be willing to pass on a chance to make a grand, but it seems like a half-courter should be worth at least $10,000.
Dukes got $10,000 for a three-quarters court shot in Semi-Pro, and that was all the way back in 1976.
This is a case, however, when the truth is stranger than fiction (I'm going all-out with Will Ferrell allusions in this one).
Kevin takes his shot, it flies toward the hoop and ends up sticking like a magnet to a refrigerator on the back of the rim.
Every part of me wants to call shenanigans on this one. It's got to be some sort of viral marketing campaign to remind people in Atlanta that they have a good basketball team.
But the more you think about it, the more impossible it seems to be.
Not only would they have to figure out a way to make a ball stick to the backboard and rim after being hurled from half-court, but Kevin would have to make the perfect throw on the first try.
Forget giving this dude the thousand bucks, with dumb luck like that you might as well hire him as a sort of good-luck token.