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Usually when a shot is missed in basketball, it can either go two ways in which will either be leave one team disappointed and the other rejoicing – depending on how important the shot is and whom is in the lead at the time.
However, in this case the University of Iowa Hawkeye’s men’s basketball team was ahead after a lead, so no harm for a miss right? – but that missed shot had a more “intentional” meaning for Iowa guard Jordan Bohannon who had already determined in his mind to miss the shot “on purpose”
But Why??? You must say….
According to Bohannon, he didn’t want to mess up the all time “free throw” record of former University of Iowa Hawkeye player Chris Street whom died in a car accident January 19, 1993 at the age of 20, three days after his final game. Since that time, no one had broken Street’s record of 34 free throws, until Jordan Bohannon stepped on the court. With a record of 34 free throws himself, Bohannon would have shattered Streets record if he had made the shot during the basketball game in which would have put him at 35 consecutive free throws.
While breaking a record of that magnitude would have been an honor for someone else, but according to Bohannon, he just couldn’t bring himself to do it.
“That’s not my record to have. That record deserves to stay in his name.” Jordan Bohannon
Street’s parents, whom were also at the game last Sunday night – were honored at the gesture.
“What a good kid. He’s so kind,” “That was so special that he thought of Christopher and that record.” Patty Street
Street’s father while honored, did say that he hopes Bohannon gets another shot in the future as will be able to break the record.
Both parents embraced Bohannon after the game. Iowa went on to win the game that night against Northwestern 77-70.
Now that’s what I call not putting an “I” in T.E.A.M. Bohannon and Chris Street, both hold the most consecutive free throws “together”
What do you think?, Would you have missed a record breaking shot to honor someone whose record has never been beaten? Sound off in the comments!!
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