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It wasn’t textbook form, but a Hawks fan won $10,000 with this half-court shot

The celebration was on after the half-court shot was made.
The celebration was on after the half-court shot was made.

It’s been a good week for fans taking long-range shots at basketball games.

On Tuesday night, a Boston College student made a 94-foot golf putt across a basketball court and won $1,000 in Under Armour products. On Thursday, an Atlanta Hawks fans drained a half-court shot (with a basketball, of course) and won $10,000.

It was part of a contest during the Hawks-Pistons game.

The form may not have been the best, but all’s well that ends well. And it’s going to be a nice Christmas for Norman (video from the Hawks):

Here is another look at the shot and the commentary from the Atlanta Hawks TV announcers (video from Fox Sports):

The sidewinder shot is a winner.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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