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Warriors fan wins new car with 3-point marksmanship

Even Warriors fans are pretty good shooters.

Well, at least one of their fans, named Evan, who knocked down four 3-pointers in under 30 seconds during a break in Golden State’s loss to the Celtics on Wednesday to win a new car – a Kia, but still.

In order to be handed the keys, Evan had to sink more long-range shots in 30 seconds than the three Zaza Pachulia made in a video showed to the home crowd, per KNBR.com.

For context, it’s not like Evan was asked to compete against Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson. Pachulia, a 6-11 center, is 0-for-25 in 3-point attempts over his 14-year NBA career.

Still, it took Evan just 22 seconds to beat Pachulia’s mark:

For Warriors fans, a 13-point home loss, especially one in which their team scores just 12 points in the fourth quarter, has to sting. But going home with the keys to a new car surely eases the pain.

When it comes to shooting guards, the Mamba takes a back seat to only one, Michael Jordan. There never was another Jordan, but Bryant arguably came the closest. He arrived right out high school ready for the challenge. His private workout for the Lakers at the age of 17 became the stuff of legend, with Jerry West, then GM, departing after 15 minutes convinced that Bryant was better than anyone on L.A.’s roster.

“At 17 years old,” West later said, “I’d never seen anyone with the skill level that he had.”

Bryant also proved to have what all the great ones possess — the desire to excel and a love for the game. During 20 seasons in LA, he racked up the third-highest point total in league history, with 33,643. Among his bold-type achievements: One regular-season MVP, two Finals MVPs, five championships, a record 15 All-Star Game starts and 24 50-point games, third only to Jordan and Chamberlain. His 81-point blitzing of Toronto is No. 2 on the NBA’s scoring list for a single game.saints_016-223x223