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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I Saw the Shot - Up close - In Person #SliceofLife 2013

On Sunday afternoon, a young man from New Rochelle made basketball "history" when he tossed a basket 55 feet with 1.1 seconds left on the clock.  His team had given the powerhouse team from nearby Mount Vernon a "run for their money" during the game.   I was standing on the mezzanine level of the County Center awaiting a seat for the next high school basketball game when the amazing shot that went into the basket.  

11 comments:

Melanie Meehan said...

Wow! You saw that shot?!?! It really was unbelievable. Wouldn't it be a different post though coming from the perspective of the player from the other team who didn't hold on to the ball? Love the voice in your slice!

Anita Ferreri said...

That's tomorrow's post!!!!!!

writekimwrite said...

I had not followed this story so I watched your clip. Then I understood the excitement of seeing "the shot." The best part was the reaction you got from your son though.

Kristen Johanens said...

That shot was amazing!!!

Kristen Johannes said...

That shot was amazing!!!

katiemsmith425 said...

This gave me CHILLS!!! You were so lucky to be there! You gave a really unique perspective as an outsider thinking about the 17 year old boy rather than just the player on the court.. and to think he's a "celebrity" now!

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asingleton516 said...

So jealous you saw it up close!!! Can't wait to hear you tell the story in person! :)

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Rachel Z said...

How fun!!! I hadn't heard this story, so I watched the video, wow! Sports really are more than just a game.

Linda at teacherdance said...

Wow, Anita, I saw all that on the news. What a time right then, and you were there! I know your son was so impressed! Glad you shared the story!

Ms.Bartley said...

Thank you for sharing! I hadn't seen this video today and was very excited to share it with the rest of my family. A part of me always feels a little bad for the other team or player!

Larkin Meehan said...

I heard about this in the news but hadn't seen the video! I can't believe you got to see it..that's amazing!