He was right. The exhibition sparked a 24-hour brouhaha…

He was right. The exhibition sparked a 24-hour brouhaha on social media. McDonald sparred in his mentions for a while, and then went back to the gym on Aug. 27. He cut another video of himself shooting 90 for 100. This time, he didn’t take a break. Even the doubters had to concede. “Timex has the sweetest stroke I’ve ever seen at the line,” said Nick Schulman, a beloved player and commentator who had bet against McDonald, in a video posted to Twitter. “I mean, he did it. He did do it. I don’t know if that first video was a hustle or not, but I don’t think it was.” “Never,” Jaffe posted, “bet against Timex.” Thus ended what McDonald described as “a very intense, but short chapter of my life.” With an extra $250,000 in his bankroll, he went back to PokerShares and speculating in cryptocurrency. He still retained the muscle memory of his summer-long experiment. A few weeks after winning the bet, he said, “when I wake up, it’s like I still have this ‘OK, gotta shoot,’ sort of feeling.”
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Even though it took him a circuitous route to get here, it’s something Russell hopes he has found in Minnesota as the point guard of the future and present — someone the Wolves hope to build around along with Towns. “Now, when I come home, I’m unpacking the bags,” said Russell, who turns 25 on Feb. 23. “My kitchen is stocked. My laundry is put up. It’s not just somewhere that I could just grab and go.”
The news was broken late last month by the NBA’s preeminent news breaker. “The fan rights of lifelong Lakers fan Tony Finau have been acquired by the Utah Jazz,” ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported in a video he recorded for the golfer, “I’m told for a heavily protected first-round pick and a couple of Titleist balls they dug out of the lake.”

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