March 22, 2005

Miracle shot: This is one of the most amazing shots I've ever seen in an actual basketball game, and the shot forced double overtime, which makes it that much cooler. Any SpoFites have other links to video of amazing shots in actual games they'd like to share in this thread, i.e. Roberto Carlos's free kick?

posted by platocave to basketball at 09:51 PM - 25 comments

I watched that game, and I watched that shot. I was cheering for the other team because my cousin goes to the other school, but it truly was an amazing shot. It makes it even better that it was a last-second shot to keep the game alive and send it into double overtime, and it eventually helped his team (Hopkins) to a win. After the game, the kid tried to make the exact same shot again, and it took him 21 tries to make a basket. The shot was so amazing that he was on Good Morning America.

posted by Pickles84 at 11:44 PM on March 22, 2005

The one where you see a kid start running from the halfway line, around the perimeter of the court, and someone takes a Hail Mary shot, misses the basket, but totally beans the kid, knocking him completely off his feet, has got to be my all-time favorite.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:33 AM on March 23, 2005

The only thing that comes to mind right now is a video of an inbounds play where a player gets down on his knees and starts barking, distracting the other team while the inbounds pass is made. But that isn't a shot. I once saw Jordan hit a shot from the opposite hash mark in the Carrier Dome.

posted by jasonspaceman at 06:05 AM on March 23, 2005

Once I saw Jordan sink one from off the expressway, over the river, off the billboard, through the window, off the wall, nothing but net. Incredible.

posted by gspm at 07:05 AM on March 23, 2005

Damn, I was at the Target Center for the game before this one - knew we should have stayed. And he's only a Sophomore. Tell me that kid isn't getting some this week. Yikes.

posted by emoeby at 07:56 AM on March 23, 2005

The best shot I ever saw on live TV was Theresa Weatherspoon's 50-foot buzzer beater in game 2 of the WNBA Finals in 1999, which turned a series-clinching loss to the Houston Comets into a 67-65 win for the New York Liberty. It was so good, it almost turned me into a WNBA fan. But I miss the above-the-rim game too much to watch regularly.

posted by rcade at 08:05 AM on March 23, 2005

This shot is more impressive than those full-court one-handed heaves because it shows a player using some skill instead of just pure luck. I don't know if it's the same video, but the two funniest parts are the look on the kid's face between overtime periods (a combination of shock and joy) and the kid on the OTHER team who is jumping around under the basket after it goes in, and then slowly starts to realize that his team did NOT win.

posted by grum@work at 08:21 AM on March 23, 2005

i remember that shot rcade. gave me a glimmer of hope that the liberty may finally be able to take down houston. i think that was the year kim perrot died as well.

posted by goddam at 08:38 AM on March 23, 2005

That Roberto Carlos link is dead.

posted by the red terror at 09:21 AM on March 23, 2005

Yeah, and I've never seen the Carlos shot, anyone know of a link?

posted by mayerkyl at 10:41 AM on March 23, 2005

OK, that's pretty good. It looks fluid and skilled in the replay, but the look on that kid's face says 'fluke'. Nice piece of fame though. It'll at least get him laid once.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:42 AM on March 23, 2005

I have the Carlos footage saved at home if it doesn't turn up somewhere by tonight.

posted by chicobangs at 11:47 AM on March 23, 2005

chico> As a Johnny-come-lately here, I'd love to see that footage. Cheers!

posted by the red terror at 12:02 PM on March 23, 2005

The Carlos kick video can be found here.

posted by 86 at 12:23 PM on March 23, 2005

The first result in the link I posted above is the video folks are talking about (if I am not mistaken). But check out the third one as well. That's a helluva shot too.

posted by 86 at 12:26 PM on March 23, 2005

Okay, so it's a skills competition and not an actual game, and it's hockey, but this is the coolest hockey goal I've ever seen. Not surprisingly, it was #1 on Sportscenter's countdown today. Watch the goalie a few times. That poor slob.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:14 PM on March 23, 2005

Flubbed the link. Sorry. Here you go.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:31 PM on March 23, 2005

that was a pretty slick goal. wonder if he'll get his bell rung sometime by one of the goalie's friends.

posted by gspm at 05:53 PM on March 23, 2005

Can any of you guys tell me if that video is of Rob Hisey of the Barrie Colts scoring in a skills competition? I know Rob and would love to have the video of that for my files.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:49 PM on March 23, 2005

wfrazerjr: Yeah, that's the one.

posted by loquax at 09:55 PM on March 23, 2005

I just had a fellow gameworn jersey collector send it to me, and holy crap! I had six of the Colt players, including Hisey, out for an autograph signing the morning after the skills competition and man oh man, no one could stop talking about it. The great thing is that Rob is a really humble and soft-spoken kid, and he deserves all the attention he can get. He's a little undersized, but his motor and his heart should give him a long pro career.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:42 PM on March 23, 2005

fraze, tell Hisey that was the most retarded thing we've ever seen on the ice, and that we hope he gets signed soon.

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:51 PM on March 23, 2005

Sammy, will do, and he'll be both pleased and embarrassed to hear it.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:50 AM on March 24, 2005

Hisey's goal is like a work of art. When I played it for a couple of co-workers yesterday, we kept running it over and over again. "It's like watching hockey ballet!" was one comment. I agree.

posted by grum@work at 10:06 AM on March 24, 2005

The original link isn't working, does someone have an alternate link/saved file?

posted by hincandenza at 10:39 AM on March 24, 2005

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