The stunt man

Bob Hamman is willing to bet you won't sink the hole-in-one. Don't take it personally: It's his business.

Updated: August 13, 2012, 4:33 PM ET
By Matt McCue | ESPN The Magazine

Editor's note: Last Sunday, during the New York Knicks game against the Dallas Mavericks at Madison Square Garden, 21-year-old Mike Sapraicone of Long Island beat the 100-1 odds and drained a half-court shot to win a KIA Optima in a third-quarter promotion. He also took home $1,000 for qualifying, which he earned by sinking five free throws in 30 seconds. It was a rare loss for SCA Promotions, the insurance company that covered the prize package and is the subject of this story.

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