The half-court basket. Chest heaves. Sky hooks. Granny shots. In our minds we see the ball arc through the air and then gently, but epically, swish through the net.
But as we all know, it (almost) never works that way. The half-court basket is an elusive creature that only a select few have known.
Often attempted out of time-waning desperation, they are the Hail Mary's of basketball. They represent hope, audacity, rebellion.
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