Halftime entertainment really runs the gamut in the NBA. With more than 4o home games throughout any given season, it’s hard to fill all those open slots for in-arena activities. It’s a grab-bag, and it’s often hit or miss.
There are baby races, Tic-Tac-Toe competitions that make you question the cognitive abilities of those involved, musical performances, the rise and fall of Red Panda, Hot Sauce from And-1 going head-to-head against Darren Rovell, and obligatory half-court shots for large sums of cash.
On Wednesday in Washington, fans were treated to something a little different for a change as they had a pair of local youth basketball teams scrimmage, and boy did it end with a bang as a young baller named R.J. drained a buzzer-beater from half-court to seal the win for his squad.
It’s hard to resist the opportunity to make a joke about how this was more exciting than the actual game between the Wizards and the visiting Sixers, who were trailing by more than 20 in the third quarter.
The way things are going in Washington with John Wall’s season-ending injury and general malaise and sub-par play, the Wizards might consider signing him to a 10-day contract.