29 September 2011

That's What I'm Talking About Thursday

In 1898 James Naismith brought the game of basketball, the one he invented, to the University of Kansas. Since then basketball has been the sport that Jayhawks live for.

This past weekend the Midwest Bruonis crew enjoyed some high quality sports entertainment ­­­­­at the first ever Legends of the Phog game at the University of Kansas. We saw NBA stars such as Paul Pierce, Mario Chalmers, Nick Collison, the Morris twins (Marcus and Markieff), Greg Ostertag, Xavier Henry, Julian Wright, and Brandon Rush face off... KU vs. KU in a game that showcased some of the best talent that KU has had in recent years.

Photo Credit: Leanna Sutliff

The game ended in a fantastic finish that could not be scripted. With approximately 35 seconds left in the game and the score tied at 108-108, Paul Pierce ran the shot clock out with a three-pointer that hit just as the buzzer sounded. It was the type of amazing, game-winning type of shot that kids practice out on their driveways. Many players thought that the game was over and began to clear the benches. However, referees pointed out that there were still 5 seconds of game play left and the game resumed.

The ball in-bounded to Mario Chalmers who took the ball right up to the center of the three-point line, pump faked a few times, and took the fans back to the shot in the 2008 NCAA Championship game where he sunk a three-pointer to tie the game when it seemed like all hope was lost. The fans erupted- roaring and cheering as loudly as their vocal chords would let them.

Once again, it was the type of game that could not be scripted even more perfectly. Thinking back through all of the games you have seen in your life, which one stood out the most? Which moments in time were so amazing that they occurred in slow motion?

I live for great sport moments... if you do too, you know why That's What I'm Talking About!

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