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SYD Kings Fan
Last year

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Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

So,instead of haveing the ussual $5,000 half court shot, the kings will have a Half time, half court shot for a new car, at tonights taipans V.s Kings game.
a big step up for the NBL
shows that the kings may be pretty financial stable at the moment, (considering that whole adelaide thing for $5,00)
if the kings were struggling, you wouldent think they would risk giveing away a car, instead of the $5,000
whats everyones thoughts?
i wonder if someone will win it?

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SYD Kings Fan
Last year
18:10 15 Feb 13

Reply #404669

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

*sorry that $5,00 for adelaide was suppose to be $5,000


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Anonymous
Last year
18:11 15 Feb 13

Reply #404670

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Are you going to the game? Bring as many people along with you as you can. The more you bring, the better chance of winning it !


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SYD Kings Fan
Last year
18:14 15 Feb 13

Reply #404671

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

^ahahahaha good idea, but how do they accually pick who gets to take the shot? just a random pick from everyone in the stadium?


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Isaac
Last year
18:22 15 Feb 13

Reply #404676

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

You have to yell at the players. Then they pick you.

(Other teams have offered cars as prizes before, including the 36ers just the other year IIRC.)


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Beekayz
Last year
18:24 15 Feb 13

Reply #404677

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

What does the King's financial viability have to do with them giving away a car?

Wouldn't the car be given away by the car manufacturer/dealer as promotion/ advertising for them?


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SYD Kings Fan
Last year
18:25 15 Feb 13

Reply #404678

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

^ What? im pretty sure yelling at the players won't get you picked......


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SYD Kings Fan
Last year
18:26 15 Feb 13

Reply #404679

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

yeah, maybe not so much finiacally stable, but they oviously have a good deal with sponsors at them moment.


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Beekayz
Last year
19:06 15 Feb 13

Reply #404692

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

@SYD Kings Fan - Isaac is right. The louder you yell at the players and the more you make a fool of yourself, the more likely they are to pick you.

But the 100% certain way to be picked is if you flash the Mascot.


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BigAds
Last year
21:07 15 Feb 13

Reply #404727

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

You need a strategy that involves being on a opposition team flight to Sydney and also yelling at them for the entire flight. :-)


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Anonymous
Last year
21:40 15 Feb 13

Reply #404733

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

You can buy insurance premiums that cover you if someone hits the shot. Costs a few thousand a year, so not costing the total cost of the car. We got an offer from a company the other day offering us this deal.


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Dunkin' Dan
Last year
22:24 15 Feb 13

Reply #404736

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Does the insurance still cover you if the person misses and you then decide to give them another shot, which they hit and then go running to Today Tonight?


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Anonymous
Last year
23:13 15 Feb 13

Reply #404738

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Good one Dunking Dan. The shot didnt miss. It didnt go in either. Old ground, revisited for what reason. I would imagine insurance would cover exactly that scenario. whats your point


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aristotle
Last year
23:34 15 Feb 13

Reply #404741

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

what sort of car ?

could be a gogo mobile ?


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The Situation
Last year
01:21 16 Feb 13

Reply #404752

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

It might be a new toy yoda.


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Proud
Last year
02:35 16 Feb 13

Reply #404767

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Um I thought the $5000 was from (NBL major sponsor) iinet and has nothing to do with club(s) being financially stable.

As for the car thing, its a step in the right direction for sure.

Townsville @ Perth, the court side announcer got upset with people from the crowd not hitting the rim in weeks, he had a shot tonight (I think mic was still in his hand) and he made it and the crowd went ballistic.
I hope nbl.tv showed that in its entirety

... But who would ever wanna see a court side announcer drive away in a car ?


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Beekayz
Last year
09:54 16 Feb 13

Reply #404792

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

@BigAds Nah, if you do that the opposition team wins a private jet and you don't get anything.


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Jack Toft
Last year
10:07 16 Feb 13

Reply #404800

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

It's not a once off bad promotion/advertising.

Let's say the car is worth $30,000. The probability of making the shot is say 1% (surely someone could work this out).

Therefore, the risk per shot is $30,000 x 0.01 = $300

If they in fact get the shot, then there's all that publicity and promotion.

BUT, the thing with probability is the P (at least one) = 1 - P (none). If a car was offered every game for a 14 game season and the probability of making the shot was 1%, the probably of AT LEAST ONE car going off would be:
1 - 0.99 x 0.99 x x 0.99 (14 times) = 1 - 0.8687 = 13.1 %


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Beekayz
Last year
10:33 16 Feb 13

Reply #404805

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

You lost me at the % symbol.


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Jack Toft
Last year
10:44 16 Feb 13

Reply #404806

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

LOL, let's just say your "average punter" hits 1 in 100 shots. Only a freak would get a wedge shot from half way and then follow it up with a swish


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Beekayz
Last year
11:23 16 Feb 13

Reply #404817

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

You had me at "freak" :)))))


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Beekayz
Last year
11:35 16 Feb 13

Reply #404822

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

btw, anyone, who is a relative newcomer to the Hoops forum like me, wanting more background to what Dunkin' Dan and Anon738 are talking about, don't bother.

I just lost half an hour of my life reading up about it in the forum archives, when I could have been rewatching 'The Sopranos'. Much ado about nothing.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:16 16 Feb 13

Reply #404843

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

No need to have brought up old pointless stuff in this new topic at all.


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Beekayz
Last year
16:02 16 Feb 13

Reply #404866

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Did the $5k come out of your pocket Anon738 & 843 ?


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Anonymous
Last year
17:00 16 Feb 13

Reply #404874

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

We know where it came from so whats the point in dragging old shit intop a new thread


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Beekayz
Last year
18:31 16 Feb 13

Reply #404892

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Would have been dead and buried 14 posts ago if you didn't keep getting defensive about it.

Do you have a hidden agenda in keeping "old shit" dragged up Anon738, 843 & 874?

Your reverse psychology won't fool us!


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Anonymous
Last year
18:39 16 Feb 13

Reply #404894

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

No hidden agenda that I have seen. The 1/2 court car shot is an age old thing that has been done many times previously. It's insured and has nothing to do with the Sixers debacle what so ever. Why does that need to be dragged back up again. PLease give us all your opinion, seeing as you seem to know it all.


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Beekayz
Last year
18:40 16 Feb 13

Reply #404895

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Oh, I don't care either way, but you keep bringing it up so I figure it MUST be important.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:46 16 Feb 13

Reply #404896

re: Sydney kings Half court shot for a car

Of course you dont care nor have an opinion.Strange that.


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