- An Atlanta Hawks fan named Norman hit a half-court shot to win $US10,000 despite some extremely poor form.
- Fans and announcers in the stadium erupted after he won the money, which he said he would be using to “enjoy Christmas.”
- On Twitter, more Hawks fans offered praise for the half-court hero.
The half-court shot during breaks in basketball games is one of the greatest traditions in sports. The unlikely possibility of a fan hitting the shot is just enticing enough to keep fans engaged and entertained while broadcasts go to commercial.
On Thursday night, an Atlanta Hawks fan named Norman was granted the honour of attempting a shot with $US10,000 on the line. He confidently took the ball, gave it a few dribbles, and … awkwardly heaved the ball over his right shoulder using two hands.
Bang: $US10,000 in his pocket!
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 15, 2017
The reaction from the fans in the crowd and the hosts on microphone are all fantastic, especially when the in-house announcer comes back on to scream, “OHHHHH. TEN BANDS. NORMAN.”
As for Norman, all he could do was stand and take in the praise.
Hawks fans on Twitter also reacted with delight to Norman’s success.
He hits the shot and got the girl! ???? “Imo enjoy it with him”! ????????
— Kenneth Bryant II (@kenneth2bryant) December 15, 2017
Sign this man
— Grady Scott (@gradyscott22) December 15, 2017
Way to go BIG NORM!!
— Georgia Ñative (@Georgia_Native) December 15, 2017
When asked what he would do with the money, Norman replied simply, “Enjoy Christmas.”
Merry Christmas to you and yours, Norman.
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