Watch this soccer player, with a broken finger, who has never played basketball before win $10k with this clutch performance!

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| October 29th, 2014 | 6,048 Views

How mad do you get when you are watching a non-basketball related film that has an unrealistic basketball scene that just makes your eyes hurt?

For Spike Lee, that scene is in “American History X” when his “25th Hour” film star, Ed Norton, plays basketball with a bunch of skinheads and throws down a reverse dunk.” For me, the two films that stand out the most are “Alien 4” and “Escape from LA” which has a scene with one-eyed Kurt Russell making a full court shot to save his life.  Yeah right, this handicapped guy who looks like he’s never played ball in his life is really going to make that difficult clutch shot!

Well, a real-life similar situation happened and I honestly think the scene from John Carpenter’s horrible sequel is more realistic (maybe not).

Meet Gustavo Angel Tamayo –  a soccer player who claims to have never played basketball before.  At Monday’s “Late Night Roar” event at Bryan College, he was given a chance to win $10,000 if he can win the near impossible challenge of making a layup, free throw, 3-pointer and half-court shot in 30 seconds…and he has to get his own rebound…Oh, I forgot to tell you that he  has a broken finger!  Is this Hollywood sounding enough?

The timer started and  Tamayo some how made shot after shot, each looking like it was pure luck, and then just like Kurt Russell, he hits a past half-court shot and doesn’t have to be killed – actually his life was never endangered although I guess he could have been trampled on by the mob of college students who ran on the court.

If this was in a Hollywood film, my eyes would be burning but since it actually happened, I actually have a little tear forming in one of them.

 

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