A Million Dollar Shot, a Viral Video, and the Story that Nobody Knew

ESPN Daily

Mar 9 2023 • 42 mins

You probably saw the video back in 2015. Then-56-year-old Scott Park, standing at half court, fires a shot to potentially win a million dollars at the ACC Tournament…only for it to barely reach the free throw line. It immediately went viral after a reporter posted the footage on Vine (remember Vine?). In true internet fashion, the negative comments piled on. But as our friend Ryan McGee found out and shares with us today, there was so much more to this story than the social media response…it’s about the limits of science, and storytelling…and ourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices