Every part of this second-half mid-game entertainment segment at Wednesday night’s Wizards game is perfect: that “Matt” — clad in a Nats hat — is given an opportunity win the seemingly modest sum of $500 by hitting a half-court shot; that he nails the shot and is then hugged by G-Man; and, especially, that his post-victory interview went like this:
Host: What was your secret behind that half-short caught?
Matt: $500 buys a lot of diapers right now. So Costco needs….
Host: Alright, so his child inspired that halfcourt shot.
Sure he or she did, in the same way that my daughter’s need to buy Costco snacks for her first-grade class inspired this blog post. We go to Costco, too. Cheese sticks, raisin boxes, granola bars: you can get all the classroom snacks you desire. It’s my daily inspiration.
Anyhow, the crowd apparently liked it.
Guy hits half court shot for $500, loudest the crowd has been all night #WizBobcats— Chase Gruber (@CPGrubes) March 13, 2014
I really believe the fan who hit the halfcourt shot has turned the crowd energy on for the Wizards. Dude should win 6th Man of the Year.— Bullets Forever (@BulletsForever) March 13, 2014
Watch the shot and interview below. It was likely the highlight of the night.