Friday, April 8, 2011

Winning this contest is a long shot

The Cavaliers' game against the Bobcats on Tuesday was my first Cavs game in-person since a 2003-04 exhibition game. So this timeout contest might have been running for a while. But I just saw it for the first time.

During a first-half break, the contestant had 30 seconds to make a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot. The prize was $25,000. The contestant made the layup and the free throw, but never had a chance on two 3-point attempts.

I don't think the sponsor would even need to buy insurance on the prize money. Even if someone had NBA-level shooting skills, imagine how fast he or she would have to be just to get  in two half-court attempts.

I think the prize money is safe for a long time.

- Howard Primer

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