Stevie Wonder Shoots An Airball After Being Challenged To A Free Throw Contest By Anthony Anderson
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Am I wrong for laughing at this? Am I wrong for crying out of laughter on the 10th straight viewing, especially when the crowd gave out a disappointing yell as if the blind genius actually had a shot at making the shot? Am I going to hell for showing this to my 7 and 11 year old daughters and then emailing and texting it to everybody in my contacts? Actually I think Anthony Anderson is going to hell for challenging Stevie Wonder to a free throw contest.
All jokes aside, it was all in good fun and I think it’s pretty awesome Stevie Wonder was a good enough sport to take the shot during the 4th Annual Kailand Obasi Hoop-Life Fundraiser this past Sunday. And i think the story behind the fundraiser for the charity group “All It Takes” is pretty awesome too.
Via All It Takes
When Kailand Obasi Morris turned 12 he asked his parents, Kai Milla and Stevland Morris, (Stevie Wonder), for a basketball tournament birthday party. The party was such a fabulous event attendees started asking about the next year! Kailand’s parents made a decision and told him that for his 13th birthday and beyond his ‘big’ party’s would become fundraisers for a charity of mutual choosing. They were committed to making sure their boys learned to give back and appreciate the life they had. Kailand was asked to choose an area that he would like to make a difference in. As a middle school student witnessing issues with hurtful behaviors, including bullying, at school and in the media, Kailand chose to get involved in a charity that had a strong program to reduce this behavior and make schools and communities safer. After a comprehensive review of charities they chose All it Takes to support and Kailand Obasi became our first Youth Ambassador in 2014.
After guilt started to kick in from one too many (innocent) jokes, I asked my daughters If they would be willing to do the same thing on their birthdays. One said “sure” and the other said, “Yes, but what’s your excuse for shooting so many airballs?”