In the evening, the hosts battle it out on Tacoma’s legendary basketball court. #k5evening
TACOMA, Wash. – KING 5 Evening hosts Saint Bryan and Jim Dever reunited at Wright Park in Tacoma to play on the same basketball court that local legends like Isaiah Thomas, Malachi Flynn and Avery Bradley played on.
“I’m 6 feet 6 inches tall,” Bryan said. “The same size as Michael Jordan. I’m often mistaken for a professional basketball player or a college legend. I am not. I was just a little boy with a basketball hoop in the backyard and a dream. I finally learned how to play the game at the YMCA in Asheville, North Carolina.”
“I was obviously shooting baskets,” said Dever, who is 5’7. “I have a great eye and a great hand, but I don’t usually play one-on-one.”
“Well, I think it’s called ‘Shooter’s Touch’ and not ‘Shooter’s Hand,'” Bryan said. “And besides, we will play blindfolded”.
In recent years, blindfolded basketball has become a popular stunt on YouTube, with sport-minded influencers trying to gain subscribers by playing blindfolded. It looks so naturally impossible and ridiculous that it fits nicely into a new Evening franchise we’re calling Bad Sports.
“I started out with so much confidence and then I realized I don’t know where the basket is, I don’t know where the basketball is, and I don’t know where I am,” Dever said.
“It’s like you wore a blindfold or something,” Bryan replied.
“Exactly,” Dever agreed. “But I always knew where Abe was.”
“Abe” Abrahamson happened to be in the park that afternoon. He’s a self-proclaimed sports fanatic who has offered to coach Bryan and Dever.
“The ball is right in front of you,” he yelled at her. “Nah, go forward. Go forward!”
The ball flew into branches and rolled out. Then, just when it looked like this legendary court would be forever tainted by such poor performance, Bryan hit a miracle basket.
“Saint says he was rejected but I didn’t see him,” Dever said.
“I didn’t see it either,” Bryan said.
As Abe counted down the seconds to the end of the game, that would be the only basket. In the end, Bryan wins 1-0.
“What makes a great basketball player?” asked Bryan. “You always have a sense of where you are and where the basket is, and that’s the ultimate test of that. And we failed miserably.”
When they split from Abrahamson, Bryan Dever asked, “So what’s next Jim? How about blindfolded archery?”
“Okay, you’re going to be the target,” Dever said.
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