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Hall Of Fame Game

Allen & Elle find antique basketballs at an auction in Hawthorne, CA, and challenge an NBA star to some hoops.

- WE ONLY HAVE 2 GRAND,

SO I'LL BE LUCKY TO SNAGONE UNIT TODAY WITH THAT MONEY.

COMING TO A CROWDEDTWO-UNIT AUCTION

WITH AN INEXPERIENCED PARTNERAND JUST 2 GRAND

IS LIKE TRYING TO CONNECTON A MAJOR LEAGUE FASTBALL

WITH A BROOM HANDLE.

NOT SAYING IT CAN'T BE DONE,BUT IT'S A CHALLENGE.

THE ONLY GUYI RECOGNIZE IS HIM.

HE USED TO DOSOME HEAVY LIFTING

FOR A SERIOUS BUYERIN THE VALLEY.

- EVERYONE,PLEASE GATHER AROUND

AS WE'RE GONNA STARTTHE LIVE AUCTION.

NUMBER ONE,THIS IS A CASH-ONLY AUCTION.

NUMBER TWO, YOU CAN LOOKBUT YOU CANNOT TOUCH.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO OVERTO UNIT NUMBER ONE.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDEAND THEN MOVE ON.

- MM-HMM.

- WITH THE BOX OF OLD TOYS

AND WHAT LOOKS LIKEA KILLER BOW INSIDE,

THIS APPEARS TO HAVE THE VINTAGEITEMS THAT I'M LOOKING FOR.

IF I CAN PICK IT UPFOR JUST 1,500 BUCKS,

WELL, WE'RE STILL ALIVE TO MAKEA PLAY FOR THE LAST UNIT.

- I'M SURPRISED BABY HUEY'SNOT HERE BACKING YOU UP.

- YOU WOULDN'T CALL HIM THATIF HE WAS HERE, WOULD YOU?

- [chuckles]- WOULD YOU?

- I CAN TAKE CAREOF SUMO WRESTLERS.

- I DON'T THINK YOU COULD.

I THINK HE'D TAKE CAREOF YOU AND YOU.

- ALL RIGHT,WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN

THE LIVE AUCTION RIGHT NOW

FOR UNIT NUMBER ONE AT $100.

HERE WE GO.WHO'LL START ME OFF?

WE HAVE 100 RIGHT THERE,THE GENTLEMAN IN THE BLUE.

NEED 200 TO STAY IN THE BID.

WE'RE AT 100, 200 RIGHT THERE,300 IN THE HAT.

I NEED 400 TO STAY IN THE BID.YOU'RE AT 400 RIGHT THERE NOW.

NOW 500. I'M AT 500.GENTLEMAN IN THE BLUE SHIRT.

WE'RE AT 500 RIGHT NOW, JUSTNEED $600 TO STAY IN THE BID.

- 800.- $800.

- YEAH!- I HAVE 900 RIGHT THERE.

1,000 RIGHT THERE.NOW 1,100.

1,100 RIGHT THERE,NOW 1,200.

I NEED 1,500TO STAY IN THE BID.

- 1,500.

- 1,800.

- $1,800 RIGHT THERE.1,800.

ANYBODY ELSE AT 1,900?GOING ONCE.

WE'RE AT 1,800.

$1,900 GOING TWICE.

I THINK THEY ARE OUT.

AND IT IS SOLD FOR $1,800.YOU GOT IT.

- WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE

A LITTLE AGGRESSIVE BIDDINGWENT A LONG WAY,

BUT WITH JUST 200 BUCKS LEFTIN MY POCKET FOR THE LAST UNIT,

I GOTTA DO SOMETHING FAST

OR WE'RE JUST GONNA BE WATCHINGFROM THE CHEAP SEATS.

- OH, IT'S HEAVY.

- THAT'S WHAT YOUREALLY WANTED, WASN'T IT?

- LET'S HOPEIT'S NOT DAMAGED.

[laughs] OH, MY GOD.- WOW.

WHAT IS IT?

- IT'S A COMPOUND BOW.- IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

AND IT'S NOT TOO HEAVY,EVEN THOUGH IT'S WOOD.

IT'S HARD AT FIRST, BUT THEN--[grunts] THEN STAYS. COOL.

- FOR CENTURIES,MANKIND JUST HAD A BOW, RIGHT?

THEN SOMEBODY FIGURED OUT--

I THINK IT WASIN THE LATE '60s AND '70s--

HOW TO ADD A COUPLEPULLEYS AND LEVERS

AND TO MAKE A 35-POUND PRESSURESHOOT LIKE A 600-POUND PRESSURE.

TON'S GONNA FREAK OUT.

- I WOULD PASSON THE CASSETTES, BUT--

- JENGA!

JENGA, JENGA, JENGA!

OH, IF THERE WAS TIME,IT WOULD BE ON, MY FRIEND.

MAYBE LATER.

THEY'RE GAME COLLECTORS,APPARENTLY.

CHECK THAT OUT. SCRABBLE.

LITTLE MONOPOLY ACTION.

OH!

- WHAT IS IT?- A OUIJA BOARD.

- OUIJA BOARD?- A VINTAGE OUIJA BOARD.

LOOK AT HOW YELLOWEDTHAT BOX IS.

THAT'S PRETTY PROMISING.

- THAT'S KIND OFA BEAUTIFUL BOX.

- AND NOBODY TAPED IT EITHER.THAT'S IMPORTANT.

OOH!

THE OUIJA BOARDAND THE OUIJA.

HOPEFULLY,IF WORKING CORRECTLY,

THE SPIRIT WORLD WILL COMETHROUGH THIS BOARD

AND TALK TO US.

SO YOU HAVE TOASK IT QUESTIONS.

ARE WE GONNA MAKESO MUCH MONEY TODAY

THAT I'M GONNA FEEL LIKEI SHOULD BE GENEROUS

AND GIVE ELLEA LITTLE PIECE OF THE PIE?

HOW WOULD THAT BE?

OH--OH, MY GOD,IT'S HEADING RIGHT FOR "YES."

AND YET IT V-TURNEDRIGHT BACK TO "NO."

[laughter]

- IT WENT TO "YES" FIRST.

- USING SPIRITS.THAT'S AN ALL-TIME LOW FOR YOU.

HONESTLY.

THIS UNIT JUST DIDN'T PAN OUTLIKE WE HOPED IT WOULD.

BUT, HEY,AT LEAST IT HAD THE COPIER,

WHICH ALLOWED METO BUY THE LAST UNIT.

AND THAT IS OUR LAST CHANCETO MAKE MONEY TODAY.

- COME ON, ALLEN, YOU'RE UP.HEY, DON'T SHOOT AN AIR BALL.

- HE'S A PROFESSIONALCRAP TALKER, TON.

- [chuckles]

NO.

- IT'S NOT GONNA BOTHER YOU

IF WE TALK TO YOU DURINGALL YOUR SHOTS, IS IT?

- NO, NOT REALLY.

- OKAY, YOU MINDIF I STAND RIGHT HERE TOO?

I WANT TO OBSERVE CLOSE.

- THAT'S OKAY BECAUSEI'M GONNA CLOSE MY EYES

AND THEN I WON'TEVEN SEE YOU.

- YEAH, BUT YOU'REGONNA HEAR ME.

BOOM SHAKA LAKA!

- OH.[chuckles]

- NO.

[upbeat, playful music]

- [growls]- OH.

- COME ON,MAKE SOMETHING HERE.

GOT IT!

OH, I GOT ROBBED.

- YEAH, BROTHER.

- [chuckles]

SHORT! I HIT IT SHORT!NO, GOOD!

COME ON. YOU CAN DO IT.

- FOR THE TIE.NICE, DUDE.

GIVE HIM SOME BAD JUJU.

- WELL, IT COMES DOWN TO THIS,DOESN'T IT?

TIE!- [chuckles] OH...

TIE.

SO YOU WANNA HAVE A SHOOT-OFF?- YEAH, I DO.

SUDDEN DEATH.

- ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO.- BUT YOU FIRST.

- OH!

- STILL ALIVE.

- [exhales]

TON, YOU KNOW HOW I GETWHEN MONEY'S ON THE LINE, RIGHT?

- OH, YEAH.

- ALL RIGHT,ALLEN, LET'S GO.

[triumphant music plays]

- [exhales]

- HE MADE IT!- BOOM!

FOR THE MONEY!

AAH!- [laughing]

- WHOO! WHOO!

- HE'S GONNA MISS.[laughs]

- LOVE IT. MAYBE WE SHOULDQUIT WHILE WE'RE AHEAD, HUH?

- THAT WAS GOOD.- THAT WAS FUN. THANK YOU.

YOU KNOW I'M GONNA TELLEVERYBODY ABOUT THIS, RIGHT?

- OH, YEAH.

- I CAN IMAGINE WHAT YOU'REGONNA EMBELLISH IT INTO.

- DUDE, I'LL NEVER DOUBTYOUR SPORTS STORIES AGAIN.

AFTER MAKING SOME CALLSAROUND TOWN,

MY SPORTS AGENT FRIENDPUT US IN TOUCH

WITH A VERY SPECIAL BUYERFOR THESE BASKETBALLS.

OH, THERE HE IS.

I THINK WE SPOKE ON THE PHONE.I'M ALLEN.

- ALLEN--WELL, I WOULD ASSUME

THAT HE WOULD BE TON.

- YES, THAT'S RIGHT.

- WELL, I HOPE YOURSPECIAL BUYER

HOOKS US UPWITH A SPECIAL PRICE.

- SO, TON, YOU REALIZETHAT THIS MAN

WAS THE NBA FINALSMVP IN 1975.

OUR FIRSTHALL OF FAME CUSTOMER.

- HOLY [bleep].

- SO I BET YOU'VE SEENA FEW OF THESE

IN SOME OF THE TROPHY CASES

FOR THE DIFFERENT PLACESYOU'VE PLAYED.

- YEAH, I ACTUALLY HAVE.

BACK AT THE BASKETBALLHALL OF FAME,

THEY HAVE ALL KINDS OF STUFF.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THESE.

THIS ONE'S PRETTY COOL, THIS ISTHE OFFICIAL SPALDING BALL.

THE LACES AND THE BLADDERON THIS ONE HAVE BEEN REPLACED.

IT PUTS THE COST DOWNTO THE $500 TO $1,000 RANGE.

- I'M GUESSING THATIN THE EARLY DAYS OF BASKETBALL,

THIS WOULD BEREALLY HARD TO DRIBBLE.

- YEAH, THERE WASN'TA LOT OF DRIBBLING.

TODAY, THEY DRIBBLE THE HECKOUT OF THE BASKETBALL.

THEY COULDN'T DO THATWITH THESE BALLS.

OH, WOW.SEE THIS ONE?

THIS ONE HERE,THIS IS KIND OF COOL.

THIS BALL'S ACTUALLYIN PRETTY DECENT SHAPE.

SPALDING BALLSTHAT WERE SIMILAR TO THIS

ARE SOLD FOR ALMOST $60,000.

- WOW.

AND WHAT'S THIS ONE WORTH?

- PROBABLY 500 TO 1,000.

THIS BALL,CAN'T TELL WHO IT'S FROM

BECAUSE BACK IN THOSE DAYS,YOU SEE, THIS IS SMOOTH.

- YEAH.

- THE SPALDING BALLS KINDA HADLITTLE, LIKE, DIMPLES.

AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGHTHE LACES HAVE BEEN REDONE.

THIS IS THE ONEYOU ALMOST GOT LUCKY ON.

IF WE HAD A 60,000 BALL HERE,

I CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO MY FRIENDAT THE AUCTION HOUSE

AND MAYBE WE'D BETALKING ABOUT SOMETHING,

BUT YOU'RE NOT TALKINGABOUT THAT MUCH MONEY.

- HOW MUCH ARE WETALKING ABOUT?

- FOR ALL OF THESE?MAYBE...

3,500.

- 3,500?

- I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCHYOU HAD TO PAY FOR 'EM, BUT...

- WE HAD TO INVESTA SIZEABLE AMOUNT.

ENOUGH THAT 3,500IS AN AIR BALL FOR US.

- LET'S PLAY, YOU TWO AGAINSTME, SHOOTING FREE THROWS.

IF I WIN, I'LL BUY THESE BALLSFROM YOU AT THE LOW END,

AND IF YOU WIN, 5,000.

- SO YOU'RE SAYING THATWE'RE GONNA BET $1,500

AGAINST THE MASTEROF THE UNDERHAND FREE THROW?

YOU STILL HOLDONE OF THE HIGHEST

FREE THROW PERCENTAGESOF ALL TIME.

I BEAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO THINKTHEY'RE BETTER THAN ME.

BUT YOU, SIR,ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOOTERS

IN BASKETBALL HISTORY.

I MEAN, COME ON.GIVE ME SOME CHANCE.

- I'LL SHOOT MINEWITH MY EYES CLOSED.

YOU WANNA MAKE THAT BET?

- I KINDA DO.

- SO DO I.

YOU GOT A DEAL.- [laughs]

I GOT THIS.

I MEAN, HOW HARDCAN IT BE, RIGHT?

HE'S A PROFESSIONALBASKETBALL PLAYER,

BUT I USED TO SHOOT A LITTLESTREET BALL BACK IN THE DAY.

JUST GOTTA LOOSEN UP,HIT A FEW FREE THROWS.

I CAN DO THAT,CERTAINLY, CAN'T I?

- I THINK YOU GOT THIS.

A COUPLE FREE THROWS, AND HE'SSHOOTING WITH HIS EYES CLOSED.

- WELL, ACTUALLY,IN FULL DISCLOSURE,

I'M A LITTLE RUSTY.

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