Young Boise State fan climbs backboard, helps dislodge basketball

Young Boise State fan climbs backboard, helps dislodge basketball


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SALT LAKE CITY — A young Boise State basketball fan climbs the backboard to dislodge a stuck basketball, and future Hall of Famer Ray Allen can still drain threes. More fun stories from the world of sports in today’s From Left Field.

Kid climbs backboard, helps dislodge basketball

A basketball getting stuck behind the backboard is something that occurs once in a while. Usually, the gym mop boy will use their long mop to dislodge the ball.

But when that doesn’t work, what do you do?

Simple: grab a kid from the stand who’s not afraid to climb to save the day.

During the first half of Tuesday night’s men’s basketball game between Fresno State and Boise State, the basketball took a weird bounce and got stuck behind the backboard. Several players tried to dislodge the ball, including using a mop and another basketball. It seemed nothing was going to bring the ball down.

Enter young Boise State fan.

An adult, most likely the boy’s father, suddenly got up with the young fan and lifted him up toward the backboard. The kid then climbed the backboard, grabbed the basketball and dropped the ball to the ground.

This. Just. Happened. — Fresno State MBB (@FresnoStateMBB) March 1, 2017

Give that young fan free Boise State gear now! Nicely done, kid.

Ray Allen can still drain threes with ease

Last year, former NBA star Ray Allen officially called it a career. The future Basketball Hall of Famer is enjoying retired life, but on Tuesday, “Ray-Ray” wanted to remind everyone he can still shoot with the best of them.

Allen is arguably the best pure shooter in league history, and holds the record for most three-pointers made in NBA history.

“Jesus Shuttlesworth” went on Instagram and posted two videos showing he is “still knockin’ em down on the regular.”

[What! You thought I couldn't shoot anymore🤔. I'm still knockin em down on the regular. I hate when I step on the line though #jaysonmyfeet]( A post shared by Ray Allen (@trayfour) on


[Ok since I'm in a high school gym I had to move it back a little. This shot reminded me of #hegotgame #deepinthestreets #basketballislikepoetryinmotion #skills #slomofortheoldpro]( > > A post shared by Ray Allen (@trayfour) on > >

Ray Allen: He (Still) Got Game. ![](

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