Man hits ridiculous halfcourt shot during West Chester U. halftime contest, but won't get his $10,000

Man hits ridiculous halfcourt shot during West Chester U. halftime contest, but won't get his $10,000
February 16, 2014, 9:22 pm
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So it turns out this man may not get the $10,000 he deserves, due to something called "rules." But that doesn't make it any less awesome.

We've all seen the layup, free throw, 3-pointer, halfcourt heave contest at a basketball game. This guy took it to a new level.

This tweet from a 6ABC photographer included the YouTube clip above. He later said that the man won't get his $10,000 because rules state he has to hit the shot on the first attempt.

Should he get the $? Rules supposedly said 1st attempt.WCU Student Amazing Attempt at Half Court Shot http://t.co/Lranffa2vo via @youtube

— Mike Nik (@6abcmike) February 17, 2014

Rules are rules, and these things are usually handled by an insurance company that will only pay out prizes if the rules are followed exactly (same as that free hole-in-one car at every golf outing). But the sheer fact that he even got a second shot off before the clock ran out is worth something, right?

Temple University and Phoenixville High School grad Kevin Negandhi of ESPN thinks he should get paid anyway. We can't help but agree.

Pay the man. MT @6abcmike: thoughts on @JackLavs22 WCU Student Amazing Attempt at $10k Half Court Shot http://t.co/u9Zu353uvw #SCtop10

— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) February 17, 2014

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