by Micah Hart
Why do you go to sporting events? If you are like me, it’s because you root for your favorite team, or because you enjoy the natural drama and entertainment that sports provide. Or, because you secretly wish you’ll get picked to participate in one of the many on-court contests and promotions that most teams do during timeouts and period breaks*.
* I once won a 100-pound chocolate bar at a minor league baseball game in Jackson, MS as part of a between-inning promotion. While that sounds like it would be the greatest thing ever for an 8th grader, it was the kind of chocolate that kids sell for their school raffles, with the crunchies in it. I hate those chocolate bars.
Last night at the Thunder-Cavs game, Oklahoma City fan Robert Yanders lived out the ultimate fantasy, nailing a half-court shot to win $20,000 dollars. For realz – it wasn’t a prank or anything! Roll it!
Awesome. I love Yanders’ confidence, pumping up the crowd before he takes the shot too. Also, where does Cam from Modern Family find time to emcee OKC Thunder home games?
After making the shot, Yanders took time to re-hash his incredible evening with Thunder.com:
The Thunder beat the Cavs, by the way, in case anyone cares.