Apparently, even the Golden State Warriors' fans can light it up from downtown.
Check out this top-of-the-key connection from halftime of the Warriors' big Tuesday night win over the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena:
Step in, snap the wrist, bottoms, pop the
jersey shirsey T-shirt. All in a day's work by the Bay, man.
A Warriors spokesperson told BDL Wednesday that our spotlighted shooter — season-ticket holder Chris Powell of Vallejo, Calif. — was "randomly selected at the game by the Warriors game operations staff," and walked away from the intermission triple with not only the adoration of the Oracle faithful, but also something a bit more tangible value: "Groceries for a Year, courtesy of Lucky Supermarkets."
While I'd suspect that shooters' grocery budgets might vary, the financial value of the prize — $5,200, or $100 per week for a full calendar year — seems like a pretty solid boon for any shopper. It might not redefine "money ball" quite like those $20,000 halfcourt shots they favor down in Oklahoma City (or like this ball spied by KnicksNow.com's Jonah Ballow, for that matter), but it ought to help Powell keep himself and his loved ones laced with reasonably priced dinner rolls and Rockstar Energy Drink (four 12- to 16-ounce cans for $5!) for the next 12 months. Not a bad tradeoff for moving in about 23 feet.
If you want to be the next contestant on that Oracle screen, get thee to a Warriors home game and keep an eye out — the Dubs' spokesperson said the team will hold the contest three more times this season, although dates have yet to be determined. That's as good a reason as any to keep practicing your Splash Brothers rise-and-fire, Warriors fans. Stay hungry out there.
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