Who says the English don’t have a sense of humor?
Not anyone who was in attendance at the London’s O2 Arena where the NBA’s Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers played their version of an NFL London game.
Because during halftime of the sold-out game, a fan by the name of Jack Whitehall was given the opportunity to win a prize if he made a three-point shot while blindfolded, but he came up a bit short.
Fans, however, did their best to dupe Whitehall into thinking he had made the shot, and it worked.
The 76ers entertainment team and the fans went nuts cheering as if the shot had went in, so when Whitehall took his blindfold off, he was extremely excited. Everyone that congratulated him began jumping around and going nuts at midcourt, with Whitehall clearly convinced he had made the shot.
Unfortunately for him, his shot attempt was eventually shown on the video board and Whitehall learned that he had actually fired an airball.
Of course, the Sixers weren’t laughing much after that considering they blew a 22-point lead in the 114-103 loss.
Yeah that is a 33-point swing.
Maybe Philly should have tried wearing blindfolds.
Source: USA Today