THE COURT — An Australian high schooler was thrilled to sink a full-court shot during a recent game.
I mean, who wouldn't be over-the-moon upon sinking a wild throw into the void that is only backed by a wing and a prayer? It feels like a once-in-a-lifetime thing and the stuff that high school sports heroes movies are made of.
Well, at least a teen would feel like a hero if said shot was a game-winning basket that sunk at the buzzer. But having a "Hoosiers" experience is a little too much for most of us plebs to ask for, and sometimes mistakes are made such as thinking there are 3 seconds on the clock instead of 30.
And that's just what happened to Tom Moscrop who plays for the Frankston Blues in Melbourne, Australia. And of course it was caught on video.
Don't get me wrong, the shot is still wildly impressive, but it's a little surreal to watch it sink then see all the players stop in a confused manner with no cheers, gesticulations, and bear hugs that come with all sportsing celebrations.
In the video description, Tom calls the basket "the shot of his life," and that may be so. But now I have to ask this question: If you sink a full-court shot when there's still plenty of time on the clock, can you even call it "the shot of your life"? After all, he made the amazing shot, but I still feel a bit sorry for him.