Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/15/13

Fans get to shoot halfcourt shots all the time. Whether for money, a car, free tickets to a future game or some other prize, the halfcourt shot is a longstanding tradition during breaks in action at NBA games. In the long history of halfcourt shots, however, the one taken Friday during the Hawks-Jazz game might be the most unusual ever. Taking the unfortunately titled “Money Shot,” a season ticket-holder reared back for a Matt Ryan-style football pass that lofted toward the rim and — plunk! — came to rest on the back of the rim. Honestly, it was more impressive than actually hitting a halfcourt shot. Check out the weird play in the video below.

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