NBA ALL-STAR HORSE TOURNAMENT 2009
Kevin Durant went first, making a long two-pointer from the left corner.
Mayo also made the shot, nothing but net.
Joe Johnson missed a three from the top of the key.
Durant tried to hit from out of bounds, behind and to the left of the basket, shooting over the backboard too strong. Webber and Kenny Smith started the airball chants.
Mayo was up next. "Off the glass from the elbow" he said as he hit from just to the left of the free throw line. Johnson matched it. So did Durant.
Mayo's turn again. "Off the glass in the sun" a few foot further than before, he missed.
Johnson was up, drove down the left side, put the ball through his legs for a
left-handed layup, and hit it. Durant blew it, throwing the ball to the bottom
of the backboard, getting the first letter "G"
Mayo tried again an over-the-backboard jumper from the left out of bounds, this time with a more complicated angle, the ball touches the rim.
Johnson shooting in the paint, stood backwards, and with one hand shot over his head, bouncing it in. Durant tried to match but the ball went over the backboard. Second letter "G-E"
Mayo missed a 3 point jumper from the left.
Johnson goes about 10 feet behind the three-point line towards the right side, but missed.
Durant misses another three from the right corner.
Mayo, from a sitting position, airball a mid-range jumper from the right elbow.
Johnson again goes for a between-the-legs, left-handed reverse layup, this time from the
right side, but misses.
Durant misses a 3 point jumper from 30 foot.
Mayo misses from the top of the key.
Johnson hits right corner three-pointer. Durant misses and now has 3 letters "G-E-I"
Mayo tries a one-handed 3 point shot from the right elbow and misses.
Johnson goes about 15 beet behind the right three-point elbow, sits down at a table behind a laptop, and fires a wild shot. It had a slight chance, but missed.
Durant misses from the right three-point elbow. He's totally awful so far.
Mayo, goes up into the stands, about 10+ feet behind the top of the key three-point line and up in a seating area, hits what is by far the most fun shot of the day. Johnson has to match it, but misses it really short by several feet, and gets a "G"
Durant goes far left, a good 12+ feet behind the right-side three-point elbow. A fun attempt, but misses.
Mayo misses again a one-handed 3 pointer from the left elbow.
Johnson tries a running floater from the free-throw line but misses it.
Durant misses from the top of the key off the glass.
Mayo hits a left-handed jumper from a few feet behind the left side of the free throw line. Johnson tries to match it but shoots and airball, getting his second letter "G-E"
Durant drives and tries to bounce it off the backboard, catch and spin. He misses. Awful.
Mayo misses a bank 3 poin shot from the right side.
Johnson, starting from the left side, drives and puts in a between the legs reverse layup with the right hand. Durant, who looks asleep, misses it, and now has 4 letters "G-E-I-C"
Mayo drives down the left, taps the backboard on the left side with the ball,
then reverses it for a layup on the right side. Johnson and
Mayo tries again a sitting-down bank shot from a few feet outside of the right paint, but misses.
Johnson walks down the middle of the paint while spinning the ball on his
middle finger, and tries to flick in a layup, but misses.
Durant misses a long three-point sitting on the scorer's table.
Mayo misses a left-handed 2 point shot from the top of the key.
Johnson goes all the way up in the announcer's booth high up behind the basket and tries a nearly impossible over the backboard shot which misses.
Durant goes behind the backboard on the right side, flips the ball off the back of the backboard, runs and jumps, catches it and flips in a left-handed layup. Mayo manages to match it. Johnson comes close, but misses, getting 3 letters "G-E-I"
Durant hits a three-pointer from the right elbow. Mayo misses it, getting his
first letter, "G"
Johnson tries his earlier shot again, walking down the paint while spinning the ball on his finger, but he shoots too strong.
Durant hits a three from the left elbow. Mayo matches it, but Johnson misses, and now has "G-E-I-C"
Durant goes behind that scorer's table 10+ feet behind the three-point elbow on the right side, and drills an awesome shot. He's finally awake! Mayo tries to match but doesn't come close, and now has "G-E"
Johnson misses a long three-point from the right.
Durant misses a three-point from the left side, just outside the court.
Mayo misses an Rick Barry's underhanded free throw.
Johnson shoots an eyes-closed free throw, comes close, but misses.
Durant goes right baseline, drives, tosses it off the side of the backboard, tries to catch for a reverse layup, but misses.
Mayo, from the right elbow, shoots a one-leg, one-hand shot. It banks in, but he didn't call it, so the other players can swish or bank it, whatever they want. Johnson, facing elimination, hits it! So does Durant! That was sweet.
Mayo again tries his Rick Barry-style underhand free throw. Johnson, who said he had no experience with that shot, airballed it, and is eliminated, with "G-E-I-C-O"
Durant hits a three-pointer from the right elbow. Mayo misses and now has "G-E-I"
Durant hits another three from the top of the key. Mayo matches.
Durant another three, from the left corner. It bounces three times on the rim,
then goes in. Mayo misses badly, hitting the side of the backboard. Both players
now have "G-E-I-C"
Durant hits another three, from the left corner. At this point he's hitting outside shots like layups. Mayo misses and now has "H.O.R.S.E." Game over, Kevin Durant wins!