View Full Version : Won 3 point shootout today.... $500

06-28-2008, 07:42 PM
Around 10:30 AM I Went to the gym to work out while I wait for my car to get inspected. As im done..I play 21 with some of the regulars. Afterward a trainer came up to me and said "Mike, you know theres a 3 point shootout today" He explained its $10 to enter...starts at 4 PM ..and was local and he heard the winner gets $500. So after confirming the event with a friend I decided id enter if still possible. I wanted to arrive around 3 so I had time to warm up and hopefully be early enough to still enter.

On the way to get my car, I see the event taking place so on the way back we stopped by (my friend who gave me a ride to get my car)

I find out its still possible to sign out and the event is actually starting in about 20 minutes (around 12:30 ..not 4PM) In warm up I am the worst one by far...tired from lifting and playing earlier. I only hit about 10 outta 45. And it was no confidence booster to have my friend point out how he thought every guy who made a couple in a row was now the new favorite...So I went to a side court and warmed up there so I can keep my mind off of it

So the event starts...its 5 shots...5 spots just like NBA. I watch the first couple guys go up and do real well

17 Pts
16 Pts

then Im up...nervous cause like I said I was the worst 1 in practice.

1st rack I miss the first 2 shots..My heart rushes...I can feel my friends embarrassment on top of my own as I now just hope to break 10..save face and leave...

But then...

I hit 24 out of a possible 28 remaining points ..I hear my score is 24 and I now its over...but your never fully sure untill u win...

Then I had to sit there and watch 7 more players shoot...next closest was 18...but every bucket made me more n more nervous...then the final player is up...Im excited and nervous but as I watch him sturggle I know Ive got the win...

All in all I won a trophy....$500 ...and free italian ice...3 scoops...



Team Punishment
06-28-2008, 07:43 PM
Wow..congrats...something I could never do!

06-28-2008, 07:46 PM
haha awesome...everyone who saw you suck is probably thinks your were bluffing and playin them haha


06-28-2008, 08:08 PM

06-28-2008, 11:05 PM
grats man, don't really see these types of events in toronto..

soudns like fun

The Prime Nip
06-28-2008, 11:20 PM
My gym doesn't even have a basketball court. Nicely done.

06-28-2008, 11:25 PM
^what kind of gym do you go to?

06-28-2008, 11:44 PM
nice one bro.. i remember joining a 3 point shootout in my college before, since i came late i wasnt able to warm up and i lost big time lol.. only hit 5 out of 25 shots haha

06-29-2008, 12:37 AM
good job bro

06-29-2008, 04:13 AM
Good job, nice little return on your investment.