Why Do People Keep Hitting $20,000 Half-Court Shots at Thunder Games?

Last night, this champion splashed a half-court shot at the Nuggets-Thunder game in Oklahoma City.

Then this morning, CBS’s Royce Young tweeted this out:

SHOTS, ROYCE. But seriously, what is going on in Oklahoma? I did a little bit of YouTube spelunking and found these clips of money-grabbing half-court shots by OKC fans. In April 2013, you had this guy …

SCENES!!!

The story of Heath Kufahl is probably the most heartwarming. In March 2013, he drained this 50-footer and won $20K for his wife’s cancer treatment.

I particularly enjoyed him running past Jodie Meeks, showing the Lakers guard what happiness actually looks like.

This make from February of this year is notable mostly for the guy’s facial expression after he sinks it …

This reaction might be because he just won all that money …

Or it might be because he was being attacked from behind by Rumble, the pagan hellbeast that is the Thunder’s mascot.

(Chill out, Oklahoma. I know it’s a bison.)

There’s also this one from your man, Todd Lafferty …

Probably the best video is still this one, in which a fan gets tackled by Kevin Durant …

Last night’s might have been, formally, the best. That guy, Cameron, had the Steph Curry “bruffff” sound on the net when it went down. Incidentally, this wasn’t even the best thing that happened at the game last night …

Still, I have to ask, what is going on in OKC?! I asked native Oklahoman and Grantlander Brian Phillips, and he suggested a secret gym somewhere in Enid, Oklahoma, financed by a meth gang, where these people are just getting up 10,000 shots a day. It’s basically a variation on the Kobe System. Whatever the reason, I would probably short the stock on MidFirst Bank. I’m not Jim Cramer or anything, but I don’t see how a financial institution can stay solvent if it keeps having to pay out for these half-court shots. Because that’s what caused the financial crisis. I should know, I watched that episode of Frontline.

Filed Under: Kevin Durant, NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook